This year the ANU Art Collection was enhanced by the acquisition of a painting by Greg Hodge. The work was displayed in the 10 Years of Collecting at the ANU exhibition and was much admired and enjoyed by the visitors to the gallery. The Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt requested it be hung in his office.
Gregory Hodge constructs illusionary abstractions from a mélange of source material including painted abstract motifs on drafting film, coloured paper and masking tape, before rendering these collages in paint. Using complex and systematic technical processes such as trompe-l’oeil, cast shadows and manipulating paints’ translucent and opaque qualities, the paintings playfully mimic the physical fragility and provisional nature of the source material.
Here are some installation images from his current exhibition SIGNS at Sullivan and Strumpf in Sydney. The exhibition continues until the 22 December.
Greg Hodge was formerly a painting lecturer at the ANU School of Art and Design