Newsletter March 16 2020
Back in the Twenties
Jonny Vaupel - Paintings
Philip Walker - Sculpture
April 4- 6
BDAS 1 Short Street Bowral
Open daily 10am - 4pm
Opening Friday 3 April; at 6pm
An exhibition of our work in the early 2020s looking back to the momentous period of the 1920s in Modern Art
Much of what we understand about colour comes from the Bauhaus colour theories taught by prominent artists such as Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Josef Albers. They tell us how colours form ‘chords’ and how they communicate with each other in their own language.
In a similar way, Jonny’s work does not intend to capture the world in the manner of a photo camera lens but looks instead to unfold beauty and emotions in the universe of colour.
Philip’s response to the theme is twofold.
He reflects on Cubism as it was carried on into the 1920s. Henri Laurens and Jacques Lipchitz both had met or worked with Picasso and other Cubists.
Common subjects were musicians and their instruments. Lipchitz’ and Laurens’ works were less abstract than those of earlier cubists. The sculptures Lipchitz referred to as his "transparents” included a good deal of negative space.
Philip also responds, by use of 3D block forms, to the shapes and colours of the Bauhaus, in particular those of Paul Klee’s paintings.