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Chasing Romance | Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 2023

August 29, 2023


Chasing Romance
Sydney Contemporary Art Fair
7 - 10 September 2023 | Booth H10

Wagner Contemporary is thrilled to present Chasing Romance by Queensland emerging artist, Llewellyn Skye, at Sydney Contemporary, 2023. Working predominantly in abstraction with oil paint, but also using acrylic and sprays, Skye’s work reflects a curiosity with paint: its tactile nature and capacity for expression, along with the shapes, colours and textures that manifest beneath her brush.

The artist’s large-scale paintings are intuitively free-flowing and although inspired by her direct relationship with nature – in particular, wildflowers and seasonal garden landscapes – they invite us to explore the active process of painting and its potential for dynamic gestural expression.

Llewellyn Skye is a highly acclaimed and award-winning artist. She is a recipient of the Fenton & Fenton Rising Talent Award (2021), the ALA Abstract Artist Award (2021) and the BLA Award (2018). Skye was Highly Commended in the John Olsen Drawing Prize and a past recipient of a painting residency in Italy. She has carried out numerous commissions and her works are held by public and private collections in Australia and overseas. In 2022 Home Beautiful magazine listed Llewellyn Skye as one of Australia’s 20 “best and brightest artists”.

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