Hobart artist Gina Haywood is debuting a new series of photo realistic charcoal drawings, which can take up to six months to complete. The exhibition entitled Carbon Black will debut at PLATFORM72, Central Park Chippendale on Thursday the 30th April. The exhibition will continue until May 17.
The exhibition features large graphic botanical drawings that celebrate the art of seduction. The show will also feature intimate studies that examine the cyclical nature of existence. The works feature unusual compositions that play with pansy and peony forms. Petal landscapes that radiate light and celebrate surface detail.
The works examine the notion of time, death and decay. By the time Gina has finished one of her drawings, her subject a single flower has long since perished. The intensity of her gaze penetrates into the beauty of nature.
The works are an antidote to the Instagram frenzy of fast paced image consumption. Quiet, contemplative and breathtaking.
Gina has exhibited worldwide since 2000 and her works are held in many private and public collections.