Wednesday on my mind. (2023) - Kylie Findlay
Wednesday on my mind. (2023)
Acrylic on canvas (framed)
Kylie Findlay - Upon Contemplation - AN ARTIST A WEEK - Mist Gallery
In 2010 I completed a Bachelor of Visual Art at Southern Cross University, majoring in Painting. My current practice is based in Currumbin, Queensland. Working with both acrylic and oil paints, I create mostly abstract landscapes, flora and figurative work, and some portraiture. I’ve been a multiple finalist in the Neumann Portrait and Dean Cogle Portrait Prizes, participated in group exhibitions in Queensland and Victoria, and sold paintings in Australia, NZ, USA, Canada, Norway and the UK.
My work tends to be both expressive and contemplative, and I am particularly interested in creating work that provides a sense of familiarity along with something to discover.
The body of work I have created for Upon Contemplation is about seeking a balance between chaos and perfection. My career as a graphic designer trained me for perfection and precision so, when I paint, I find myself in a battle between loving the messiness of paint marks and instinctively feeling the need to tidy everything up. I am learning to curb my fussiness and embrace the untidiness. What I try to focus on is the expression in the work.
Subjects in these pieces revolve conceptually around life, home, and finding my place in my art. A collection of snippets of time, pieced together like collages that hide and reveal layers that came before to build abstract visual stories.