Sydney artist Genevieve Felix Reynolds has been working on the paintings for her first Melbourne solo show for almost a year. With a background in digital photography, her work is painstaking, combining an almost ‘photographic’ precision with an intuitive flair for colour and geometry.
Genevieve’s latest body of work Idol Weight is a series of paintings inspired by the digital age. ‘Today, our lives are abstracted, far more than they ever have been before’ she explains. ‘I wanted to make work that refers to the 2D, ever-present screen, while re-locating itself in the physical, tactile world.’ The exhibition references classical art and architecture, with a modern twist. ‘I am contrasting the weight of historic objects, against the flatness of abstraction and efficient, reproducible technologies’ the artist says.