The ‘alternative’ selection from hundreds of entries to the Archibald and Wynne Prizes, the Salon des Refusés started at the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1992. Each year a panel of selectors goes behind the scenes of the Art Gallery of New South Wales to select the exhibition from the works not included in the finalist exhibition. The Salon has an excellent reputation, and the criteria for works selected are quality, diversity, humour and experimentation and cover themes such as contemporary art practices, different approaches to portraiture and artist’s responses to the landscape.
Grey Garden, oil on linen 152 x 152 cm
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Isn’t it incredible how light has the ability to change ones appearance and character completely? The illuminated service station you purchased a packet of gum at this morning seems much more dire past a certain time, and all of the creaks and squeaks that seem to rest in between your walls during the day find satisfaction in giving you the heebie-jeebies in the early hours of the morning, are two ideal examples of this. But when Melbourne artist Adriane Strampp exposed the overcast, murky surroundings we recognise in our daily lives on canvas, she determined that beauty truly can be seen – even in the darkness.
Strampp had always been interested in filling in the gaps; her childhood consisting of colouring books and dazzling presentations – the young creative often paying little attention to the written aspect of her assignments. Her correlation with hues and shades is evident in her exquisite oil paintings; a traditional art form Strampp is determined to preserve. “There’s sensuality to painting unlike drawing, printmaking or working digitally,” she states, “which tend to be more technical, and often employ harsher methods and materials.” The fluidity, tactility, and versatility of painting are three elements that Strampp has found herself falling in love with.
There’s something admirable and humble about the way Strampp connects with her individual pieces. Every morning, after picking up a take-away coffee, Strampp spends ten minutes simply observing her work before continuing to paint. She believes that time is needed to reconnect. The mood upheld in Strampp’s elegant paintings is a true indication of the frame of mind as preserved by the artist. Her art is a true indication of her awareness of the world that surrounds her and its alluring splendour, as seen through her visionary eyes. For more information on Adriane Strampp, don’t hesitate to visit www.adrianestrampp.com.
Adriane Strampp is a finalist in the 2013 Banyule Works on Paper Award with her work ‘Ether’.
The Banyule art collection is a contemporary collection of art works by leading and emerging Australian artists. While it includes a range of media it is distinguished by its collection of works on paper. The Banyule Award for Works on Paper capitalises upon this strength by developing this aspect of the collection further. It is an acquisitive prize of $4,000 and is held biennially.
The theme for the award this year is “Of Light: Reflections on Colour”.
Adriane Strampp’s renovated warehouse and former hanger factory has been chosen for filming the popular Melbourne-based Chanel Ten TV series Offspring featuring Asher Keddie, Kat Stewart, Matthew Le Nevez and Eddie Perfect.
PHOTOGRAPHY:ARMELLE HABIB, STYLING:JULIA GREEN, AUTHOR:CLARE PATIENCE
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You can read the online interview with Adriane Strampp here.
The home of Adriane Strampp has been used as a location for the popular Channel Ten TV series Offspring, filmed around the Fitzroy and Collingwood area. The Saturday Age features a video interview on what it’s like to be an Offspring home-owner.
Adriane Strampp with Eugene and Nelson Khoury Offspring location manager
Text and video can be found here: Loft ideal to fill with Offspring Text: Daniella Miletic Photo: Simon Schluter