Becoming V Mendiburo (BVM), 2015. Solo exhibition in Building 25 Gallery, National Art School, Darlinghurst. This exhibition supports the MFA Exegesis undertaken at the National Art School.
This studio-based research explores spatiality within contemporary painting as an expanded practice. My work questions traditional models and prescribed ideologies commonly employed in the definition of painting. At the same time I choose to work within certain painterly conventions while using a variety of media to open up painting to a wider range of opportunities for changeability. I critique painting by finding ways to deconstruct it in order to reconstruct new forms and explore how an art object can move between three and two-dimensions whilst retaining the characteristics of painting. This shift is experienced through studio-made architectural three-dimensional constructions which direct movement through space thus enabling new ways for the work’s audience to look at art.
Merryn Hull, MFA Exegesis titled, Not Quite Art … Not Quite Architecture: The development of spatiality within contemporary painting as an expanded practice.
Photo documentation: Nina Cholerton
Digitised print face mounted on clear acrylic. 120 x 120 cm.
Detail view of 3-D spatial construction with wall mounted digitised prints face-mounted on acrylic sheet behind. Aluminium frame, painted surfaces, fluorescent tubes, photographic lighting, light boxes, mirrored and reflective surfaces. 200 x 200 x 220 cm.
Stop Motion Animation of digitised images on screen placed within the installation. Images represent special views that the work’s audience would not normally be able to view