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  • When6 Nov - 13 Dec 2015
  • ArtistsDavid Serisier
  • CuratorTerence Maloon

Of all Australian painters of his generation, David Serisier is perhaps the most closely identified with American abstraction.

Unapologetically beautiful, rigorous in the application of scale, with an ability to adapt to a given architecture, Serisier’s paintings make few concessions to the reigning ideologies of Australian art.

He was a resident in New York during the late 1980s-early 1990s, when his study of late-modernist American art from Rothko and Newman to Marden and Flavin inspired the spirit of confidence, clarity and grandeur which became typical of his paintings.

For this exhibition at the Drill Hall Gallery, Serisier has conceived an installation for the central space. It is composed of customized, multi-panelled paintings. These make a feature of what he calls ‘digital colour.’ He derives his high-keyed, incandescent chroma from pre-existing cinema images, digitally sampled.

The side galleries give a historical background to the installation, showing a selection of Serisier’s works from the past two decades.

Install Images


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  • TitleDavid Serisier: Colour Real and Imagined
  • SpecsHardback, 112 pages, 23 x 23 cm
  • PublisherPublished 2015 by DHG Publishing
  • DetailsDavid Serisier; Texts by Glenn Barkley, Prudence Gibson, Stephen Little, William Wright
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Art review: David Serisier’s Colour real and imagined at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery

Review by Sasha Grishin for the Sydney Morning Herald, 23 August 2015.

The Drill Hall Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.