Repose by Lachie Hinton
Repose is the culmination of a series of drawings, etchings and paintings based on studies of the female form. Exploring the affinity of sensuality and composure, the works illustrate the sexuality and allure of the human body, whilst laying bare notions of vanity and indulgence.
Figures stray between realism and a more abstract expression, in an attempt to find emotional meaning through exaggerated representation. Tempting a voyeuristic eye from the viewer, they appear inviting yet illusory and obscure in their surroundings. The images are a personal response to eroticism and desire, in which Hinton renders an evocatively distorted experience of the nude in repose.
Opening Wednesday 25th October | 6–8pm.
Continues until Friday 3rd November.
Gallery open Tuesday–Saturday 11am–6pm | Sunday 11am–4pm.
About Lachie Hinton
Lachie Hinton is an Australian figurative artist based in Sydney. His work explores the fundamentals of human nature through the social and political forces that shape it. Examining the human condition across contemporary societies and cultures, he characterises his subjects through an expressive interpretation of experience. Through painting, drawing and elements of photojournalism, Hinton’s stylized imagery oscillates between crisis points and the quotidian moments of everyday life.
Hinton’s art spans themes from human rights to social issues, sexuality and identity. He is no stranger to zones of tension, having travelled to North Korea to capture daily life in the isolated nation in 2014 and following the route of refugees through camps in Turkey and Greece during the European refugee crisis of 2016. Hinton is inspired to communicate stories and ideas through his subjects often in adverse environments, illustrating social structures and frictions at play.