Jim Thalassoudis paintings illustrate his intense observation of the sky and its minute changes in hue and colour. His works force you to raise your eyes to where the setting sun and urban pollution tinge the clouds in subtle tints of yellows, pinks, blues, and purples.
The recent body of work focuses on neon signs, formerly much-maligned as visual pollution but currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity as heritage-listed vintage artefacts. The richness of saturated colours is contrasted by the artist effectively against the background skyline resulting in compositions that are at once memorable and iconic.
Melbourne’s iconic Little Audrey, or Skipping Girl Vinegar, has been an object of Thalassoudis’s enduring fascination and a subject of an ongoing artistic exploration. Each work pays tribute to Melbourne’s celebrated landmark while examining the subtle shifts in its appearance with changing seasons and times of day. The artist’s exclusive collaboration with APositive team has resulted in an app which, once downloaded, brings this iconic image to life through an AR (augmented reality) experience.
Described as one of the most outstanding colourists of his generation, the Adelaide-based Thalassoudis has been exhibiting regularly since the mid-1980s. Finalist in the 2015 edition of the Wynne Prize, the artist has attained curatorial and collectors’ following. His works have been acquired by notable public, corporate and private collections in Australia and abroad.
Jim THALASSOUDIS (1962 - )
'The Skipping Girl, Little Audrey' 2014
Limited edition archival pigment print on cotton rag 310 GSM paper
Edition of 90
Image Size: 73 x 100 cm
Dimensions: 83 x 110 cm
Signed: Inscribed and editioned by the artist in margin below image
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Availability: in stock
Condition:As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. This could be the description for a work of art that may have been in storage for years, never sold on the market but may still be some years old.
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