What Was - Locky Hill
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Painting the Unknown
I find the act of making is one of doing and undoing. It is a series of movements and responses that are guided by intuition and the dynamics of chance. Dialogues begin to emerge between materials and process, unscripted layers, unconscious actions and the arrival of shapes and forms. A relationship develops between myself and the work as it progresses as well as between the works themselves. Each painting informs the next and as I look back, I see them like stepping stones on a pathway that is continually unfolding. Sometimes it feels as though the brush is moving me, that it has its own mind and intentions. I am a participant, part of a process with many moving parts and dynamics. I am willing to not always be in control but also to step in when disruption or resolution is required.
The space that is created upon the painting’s surface can become something or nothing, someone and no one or a place that is nowhere. I enjoy these ambiguities and the open potentials of interpretation that can exist when definitions are resisted.
Locky Hill, based in Mullumbimby recently graduated Byron School of Art in 2022.