Nishi Gallery Tommy Balogh’s universal expression invites us into the sublime.
Stretch Marks of the Universe is an ambitious exhibition of contemporary abstract paintings by Canberra based artist Tommy Balogh.
The show includes his 6x3m triptych painting The Three Disciples, which was both created and featured at Art, Not Apart 2015. Nishi Gallery will also house a new, large diptych painting entitled Vista, a sequel to Pillars of Creation and other new works.
Tommy has shown previously at M16 Artspace in Alchemists’ Paradise and was invited last year to show his large painting Pillars of Creation at Nishi Gallery for the group show, HUE.
“The show represents a turning point in my career. I am now immersing the viewer. Stretch Marks of the Universe celebrates the colourful patterns of existence through the mechanics of painting. I submit the viewer to natural forces and the melted macro of the universe,” he says.
“In this show, I try to push the bounds of my art further, by not only moving into larger scale work, but by also delving into edgy compositions that challenge our preconceptions of form and formlessness.”
When: 27 April to 3 May 2015
Where: Nishi Gallery, New Acton