Peter De Lorenzo

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Peter De Lorenzo at Factory 49
20 March – 29 March
Opening 19 March
Factory 49

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Peter De Lorenzo

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acrylic and oil on canvas 61×76cm

My work lies between a kind of colour abstraction and expressionism. Colour is of primary importance and there are no images. The paintings are not “abstracted from” but rather they are inventions arrived at by an intuitive process. I never know when I begin how it will turn out. I usually work in series, and when describing my work to people who see it for the first time I find the most relevant analogy is that of musical form and structure

During a residency at the Cite in Paris in the mid ’70’s I began to explore Abstraction and subsequently had my first show at Watters gallery. In the ’80’s my work was purchased by the National Gallery of Australia and was selected for the first Moet and Chandon national touring exhibition; A number of grants from the Australian Film Commission enabled me to explore first film and subsequently digital moving images, and I showed my work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and then toured nationally, and at the Hamburg Film Festival for three consecutive years in the ‘90’ s. In 2003 at the New England Regional Art Gallery and again in 2008 at the Wollongong City Gallery I showed new abstract paintings, which I continue to show at Robin Gibson Gallery

Negotiations and Meditations – Chantal Grech 2008.pdf

Exhibitions

2013
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2010
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Biography

  • Born Sydney 1952
  • Lives and works in Robertson in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

Selected Exhibitions

2010
solo / Divided by White, Robin Gibson Gallery
2009
Small is the new Big, Robin Gibson Gallery
2008
Abstraction, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
solo / Negotiations and Meditations; Wollongong City Gallery
2006
short listed for Rencontres Paris/Berlin, Musée du Jeu du Paume, Paris
2003
solo / Uncertain Narratives; New England Regional Art Museum Armidale
2002
solo / The Tunnel; Wollongong City Gallery
2001
The Tunnel Internet project www.the-virtual-mine.net
Gegenort-the Virtual Mine The Tunnel  Neunkirchen, Germany;
Ars Electronica media lounge Linz, Austria;
South of Sydney, Mary Place Gallery
1999
25th Anniversary Exhibition, Past Faculty, College of Fine Arts, UNSW
1998
COMPACTS Université Rennes, France
1996-1997
Digital Video Hamburg International Short Film Festival;
Being Digital cd_rom Exhibition; Microwave Festival 97 Hong Kong;
Transat Vidéo Présents 11èmes Rencontres Video Art Plastique Centre d’Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie, France;
Project Contemporary Art Space, Wollongong;
burning the interface ‘international artists’ CD-rom’
· Perth Institute of Contemporary Art;
· Brisbane City Hall Gallery and Museum
· Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney;
· Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne;
· Ngarpartgi Multimedia Centre Adelaide
1995
Hamburg International Film Festival Germany;
Digital Cinema, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Linden Gallery, Melbourne;
Pixels, Artrage Festival, ICA Perth
1994
Siggraph 94 Orlando, Florida, USA;
1991
solo / Sequence and Series, concerning the instant. Works Gallery
A Sense of Space, FIRE, video installation, Coachhouse Sydney
1989
Maitland Invitation Art Prize
1988
solo / Portraits of Desire, First Draft, Sydney
1987
solo / Lovers and Angels; Reconnaissance, Melbourne
Moet and Chandon Touring Exhibition
· Westpac Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre Melbourne;
· Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Hobart;
· Art Gallery of Western Australia Perth;
· Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National Gallery Canberra.
· Queensland Art Gallery Brisbane.
· Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney
1986
A First Look Australian National Gallery Canberra
1984
solo / Leichhardt Rooftops; Mori Gallery, Sydney
1982
solo / Novocastro, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1977
solo / Paris Black; Watters Gallery, Sydney
12th Internationale Grand Prix d’Art Contemporean Monte Carlo, Monaco

Collections

  • Australian National Gallery, Canberra
  • National Film and Sound Archive
  • Australian Art Bank
  • Australian Film Commission
  • Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
  • The University of Wollongong
  • The Research and Documentation Centre (CR+D) of the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology Montréal, Québec, Canada  

Projects

2010
Head of TAFE studies Digital Media Centre, University of Wollongong Innovations Campus: concept development, curriculum development. fit-out and equipment               
2006-10
Head of the Centre for Digital Media and Design, CDMD, Illawarra Institute of TAFE Wollongong;  www.cdmd.edu.au; set up, established and managing a new department. Building refurbishment concept development, fit-out and equipment, curriculum development
2002-04
Chair of the Robertson Shed Inc, Committee Chair and Project co-coordinator for the Robertson Community Technology Centre: concept development, fit-out and equipment
2003-04
Board member dLux Media Art Sydney
1991-03
Chair of Electronic Media Arts (Australian International Video Festival)

Publications

2010
Paris in paint, Illawarra Mercury Weekender, august 9-10, p69, full page interview with 4 colour images.
1998
compacts> digital works of art on cd-rom, École régionale des beaux-arts, Station Arts Électroniques – Université Rennes, France ISBN 2-86847-381-4
1997
11èmes Rencontres Video Art Plastique, Centre d’Art Contemporean de Basse-Normandie; ISBN 2-909127-17-6
Hamburg International Film Festival catalogue
1996
burning the interface ISBN 1875632433
Converging on film’s backyard, the Adelaide Advertiser; Sept 12
ABC national television REVIEW April 2, interview and screening of
Reflection, Abstraction and Memory Structures
1994
SIGGRAPH 94 Multimedia CD – ROM; Angel Song, a digital animation, ACM SIGGRAPH, PO Box 12114, Church Street Station, New York, 10257.
1987
Moet and Chandon Touring Exhibition catalogue.
1982
Directory of Australian Printmakers, Print Council of Australia.
1977
Art and Australia, vol 14, nos 2 & 4

Digital Film Projects

2010
HERE AND THERE 6min
2009
FROM LITTLE THINGS 3min16
2006
INSIDE OUTSIDE, The Virtual Praxinascope 9 min
2004
THROUGH GLASS DARKLY 8min30
2002
THE PROMISED LAND 3min30
2001
THE TUNNEL 5min45
2001
REMBRANDT’S FIRE 3min45
2000
MIRROR HERE, MIRROR THERE 5min
1999
BRANDENBURG SUITE 8min
1997
LIKE ICE, LIKE FIR E3min30
1996
RED DRESS 2min30
1994
REFLECTION, ABSTRACTION AND MEMORY STRUCTURESRAMs (Produced with the assistance of the Australian Film Commission) 13min

 

          

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