Sian Oblak


Sian Oblak’s paintings are the elegant result of self-imposed restraints. With self-assurance, she navigates the restricted territory in which she defines her practice: “a specific palette of colors and a limited vocabulary of marks.” Within this discipline Sian Oblak creates compositions in soft, nearly pastel hues that are essentially abstract while hinting at representation through passages of rendered drapery. Against a smooth almost white ground, she plays with space and movement juxtaposing static painterly color with flowing textile shapes. Studying drapery in classical painting the artist reinterprets information found within the rich variety of images from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance.


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