Jac­que­line Balassa

Art Almanac - - ART IN AUSTRALIA -

Jac­que­line Balassa fol­lows the tra­di­tion of a trav­el­ling artist, cre­at­ing sketches and colournotes on­site be­fore col­lat­ing her thoughts and mem­o­ries of land­scapes in the stu­dio. Balassa’s del­i­cate bal­ance of light, colour, pat­tern and shape aims to con­jure a sense of place, in ac­cord with her unique de­pic­tions of the pris­tine wilder­ness and cul­tural heritage of South Amer­ica, Africa, Europe and out­back Aus­tralia. In her world, the land­scape is be­nign and wel­com­ing, with only the slight­est hint sug­gest­ing oth­er­wise.

Lit­tle Cove, South Africa, 2017, gouache on pa­per, 21.5 x 30cm Courtesy the artist and Art Atrium, Syd­ney

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