Madeleine Preston is a Sydney based artist working in painting, sculpture, and installation. The current focus of her practice is how people choose to remember the past and how and what they choose to forget. She is a director of Home@735 Gallery in Redfern

Work (click on pics to enter galleries) > Ancient Modernism (8)


Ancient modernism is a response to seeing some of the key works of modernism in a recent residency in Paris. Often the works in the major galleries would show their age with some paintings yellowing, fading or cracking. I wanted to make work that reflected a sense of modernisms antiquity through hand built forms and broken surface treatment. The forms do not manifest the precision of pure geometry and the surfaces with their faded glaze and obscured patterns speak more of decoration than revolution. The wall works create the illusion of form through colour.