The Nancy Sever Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by Cameron Haas. The title of the exhibition reflects the fact that the artist has relocated to Canberra from Sydney, where he exhibited at the Ray Hughes Gallery.
Cameron Haas was born in Hobart in 1981. He began studying fine art at the University of Tasmania and completed his studies at the National Art School in Sydney where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in 2010. He has won several art awards including the prestigious John McCaughey Painting Prize in 2009.
Cameron Haas | New City opens at the Nancy Sever Gallery on Wednesday 22 August and runs until Sunday 16 September 2018. For further information on the exhibition please contact Nancy Sever at email@example.com or Tel 02 6182 0055. The Gallery is open Wednesdays to Sundays 11am – 5pm.
My work is non-narrative, non-objective geometric painting. I reference Australian and American, Hard Edge, Geometric painters of the 1960s and 1970s. Through a non-narrative perspective I emphasise the “visual” in visual art, drawing on the fundamentals of image making, whilst leaving narrative as second. My interest in painting lies in the act of making, drawing, composing and applying paint.
My work is based on a strong studio practice in which a body of work is developed through a series of line drawings, then slowly coloured, which may take several variations, to achieve a final composition.
Whilst I aim for the surface quality of my paintings not to detract from the overall image, I hand paint my edges instead of using tape allowing minor imperfections to serve as a reminder of the handmade quality of painting.
Colour to me is very important. Two colours placed side by side can attract or repel, alter the pictorial space, and give an overall hum to the painting. With each new body of work I aim to draw on the previous exhibitions and push the possibilities.
Canberra, August 2018