'There is a profound lyricism in the work of Arryn Snowball. His paintings are deceptively simple, unengaging, yet at the same time demanding attention – enigmas that seem to get under your skin [...] Transfixed by this impressive exhibition of paintings, all oil and tempera on linen, for some inexplicable reason I kept on thinking of an aphorism by the American minimalist artist Brice Marden. “Working on these paintings, there's always an idea which is an ideal. It's always impossible... But I think every time, maybe, I just get closer to some impossible thing…”'
A monograph on the artwork of the contemporary Australian artist Arryn Snowball. This book covers his major series of paintings and photographs from 2003 to 2017. Arryn Snowbal's practice draws upon abstraction and representations of light, movement and text. The volume includes 150 pages with over 80 images - reproductions of works, photography of exhibitions and the artists studio -, essays by Dr Rosemary Hawker and Megan Williams, giving an analysis of the major themes in Snowball's work, and an interview with the artist by Dr Jonathan McBurnie.
To be launched at Sydney Contemporary, 16th of September, with an in-conversation with Peter Sharp