“Pattern painting” – Howard Arkley

imagepattern painting is non minimalist
non sexist historically conscious
sensuous, romantic, its motifs
cross cultural + class lines
2D Two dimensional
it presents serious critical problems
Fields that engage the eye as well as the mind
patterns have content
that goes beyond self-reference
and the immediate art
context. This is a break
through for abstract art
pattern + Deco painting allows
great complexity of visual
experience
pattern painting comes on +
of allover painting Pollock
and grid painting anes martain

– Howard Arkley, notebook, exhibited as part of Howard Arkley and Friends at TarraWarra Museum of Art until 28 February 2016.

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Photographs by Esther Anatolitis.