- A jigsaw compels us to spend time with an image, an analysis of observation searching for structures, patterns and other visual clues to be able to solve the puzzle. The Tempus series of paintings by Hilarie Mais, although systematic in approach, undermine any sense of order, they obey a series of rules but are organic and allow for a fluidity of random occurrences. Mais’ painting Tempus 6 is an exploration of the intersection of the grid (square) and spiral (circle) geometric systems. The reproduction of the work as a jigsaw introduces another grid system in the puzzle dieline that dissects the image into fragments, creating a puzzle of exceeding difficulty.
- Hilarie Mais has lived and worked in London, New York and Sydney, her work reflects a long and deeply realized passion for the grid, the central trope of modernist art. She has held thirty three solo exhibitions, been included in more than one hundred group exhibitions in Australia, the USA,UK, Asia and Europe, as well as three retrospective survey exhibitions of her works at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Victoria ,the ANU Drill Hall University Gallery, Canberra and the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide,. Mais' works are included in the collections of the Australian National Gallery, all State Galleries, numerous Regional Gallery collections, as well as corporate and private collections in Australia and internationally. She is represented by KRONENBERG MAIS WRIGHT in Sydney.
1000 pieces, exceeding difficult level
Size (cm): 63.5 x 63.5
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