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Ildiko Kovacs: Breaking Ground at Martin Browne Contemporary

From 19 August 2021 to 12 September, Ildiko Kovacs presented her show Breaking Ground at Martin Browne Contemporary. Although the show is over, enjoy her works at the Martin Browne Contemporary website here:

One of Australia’s most respected abstract painters, Ildiko Kovacs is renowned for images that, whilst grounded in her sense of the Australian landscape, are at the same time personal meditations on her life and emotions. Alive with energy and movement, the surface of Kovacs’ works are renowned for their sensual flowing line played against passages of consummate mark-making. Washes of underpainting reveal themselves from beneath layers of colour, while Kovacs’ elegant and bold lines dictate the movement of our gaze across the picture plane.

“When I am painting I am looking for form that comes out of the unexpected.  Things are wiped away and reworked, new lines weave and overlap existing lines.  Through action and energy rhythm is inspired. There is a domino effect of images disappearing behind new lines, a history develops with traces and remnants of past marks. There comes a moment when everything falls into place and the painting feels right and complete”.

Press release courtesy Martin Browne Contemporary.

Feature Image: Ildiko Kovacs and Ilona Kardos, Breaking Ground at Martin Browne Contemporary.

In 2019, The DNA of Colour: ILDIKO KOVACS, was exhibited at the Drill Hall Gallery, curated by Sioux Garside for Orange Regional Gallery and supported by Martin Browne Contemporary. The exhibition featured a decade of Ildiko Kovacs’ roller paintings. Revisit the exhibition on our website using the link below:

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.