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    The formal abstractions of Jules Sher are inspired by the vast expanses of land and sea that hold the population of Western Australia to coastal regions. By employing rich colour, a high horizon and dual perspective, the artist converts these broad forbidding regions into a welcoming space that spans the gap between reality and imagination.

    In all Jules Sher’s exhibits the horizon is the most important and exciting aspect of the work. All the elements of the composition seem to meet at, or radiate from, the horizon.

    Sher’s work captures the essence as well as the appearance of the landscape. With a command of good design, he is able to strike an ideal balance between the powerful and the delicate in art, and in nature.

Judith McGrath, Art Reviewer

Excerpts from Review of solo exhibition at Gunyulgup Galleries, Yallingup, Western Australia – January 15th – 30th, 2005.


    Jules Sher has a deep love of Australia’s great spaces. With consummate skill, he distills thousands of observations from aerial views of the continent. Elements of his personal vision are allied with his recurrent themes of time, impermanence, change and transformation. He logs traces of human activity in the great theatre of immense, continuous geological time.

    Through a pared-down geometry of chromatic steps, passages and strata he organises and reorders the landscape. Returning to the studio after journeys outback, Jules “reassembles the memories of the landscape, striking a balance between structural concerns and tonal, spatial illusion”.

    Thoughtful ideas, subtly evoked, are Jules’s real power as a painter. He creates exquisite beauty about simple things: from elements that shape the landscape of Australia, to light fading, or a cloud shadow.

    Sher taps a profound metaphysical core of relationships to make us look deeper and go beyond the first pleasure quotient of his images. Jules Sher’s paintings are a marvellous affirmation of the creative act and lyric truth.

    Art that can do this is timeless.

Pru J. Evans, Art Writer, Melbourne

Excerpts from Catalogue for solo Exhibition at Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, December, 5th – 21st / 2002

 

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