About the artist
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Korean-Australian landscape painter Min-Woo Bang attended Sun-Hwa Art High School in Seoul before immigrating to Sydney, studying at the National Art School and then Sydney College of the Arts where he graduated with Honors and Masters degrees.
Reflecting finely tuned technical skills as well as an in-depth cerebral exploration, Min-Woo’s hauntingly beatific compositions are reminis- cent of both Eastern and Western painterly aesthetics. Utilising a delicately balanced palette, the artist poetically renders the surface of his canvas to much critical acclaim.
Min Woo Bang’s surfaces, lustrously built up in oils, are both dramatic and subtle in their effect. Sometimes an under-structure reveals itself behind a small crack or running drip; these deliberate flaws and uneven textures are reminders of the artist’s ongoing interests in the processes of time, the fragility of memory and nature’s disintegration. The physical elements and forces of nature are interdependent in these atmospheric landscapes and the experience of nature’s decay and transformation is balanced by a deep, physical connection to place.
Min Woo Bang has been a finalist in numerous national art awards and prizes, most recently the prestigious King’s School Art Prize (2013), Tattersall Landscape Art Prize (2014) and Wynne Prize for Landscape (AGNSW) 2010.
About the artist
Born in Bathurst, Charmaine Pike currently works and lives in Kurrajong Heights and is represented by Defiance Gallery, Sydney.
Pike aproaches the rich tradition of Australian landscape painting with a unique language, both of gesture and of sentiment.
As has always been the case with her work, the fundaments of drawing are at its core, with an unerring understanding of tone and confidence of line permeating each painting. As a result of a subtle understanding of compositional tension, points within landscapes appear to exist in a finely tuned emotional field.
Pike has been a finalist in several prominent Drawing and Painting Prizes in Sydney and Regional NSW in recent years including The Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, The Norvil Landscape, Mosman Painting and Macquarie Bank Emerging Art Prize, and was the recipient of the Enid Ng Artist Residency in Paris in 2013.
About the artist
Sarah is an American-born contemporary artist residing in Sydney, Australia.
She is primarily an experiential artist, creating works of art in public spaces - allowing the audience to engage in the artistic experience. Sarah uses this skill to raise awareness and funds for charities, such as The A21 Campaign - focused on ending human trafficking. She has also painted with many bands and performed at various functions in the US and Australia.
Sarah’s palette reflects the vibrant colors surrounding her life living by the beach. She prefers to use acrylic paints for their fast drying qualities necessary for her live events.
In 2013, she became the first live painter to work in Australia’s Parliament House.
Graduating from Converse College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Studio Art, Sarah soon began her art business in Greenville, SC before moving to Sydney to pursue live art.
About the artist
Daniel Kyle graduated from the National Art School in 2010. Daniel paints en plein air in order to try and catch the ever-evolving characteristics of the landscape. To this end, Kyle prefers to work in the changing light of the early morning and late afternoon.
He emphasises colour, shape and movement, playing with elements of the space, cropping and moving objects such as trees and rocks and manipulating the foreground and background in an attempt to achieve the perfect balance between tension and slack within a resolved composition.
Daniel is represented by Defiance gallery, Sydney and has appeared in several Defiance group shows over the past 4 years.
Daniel is currently working towards his first solo show with Defiance in 2015.
the Modern Painters Artists
Modern Painters are delighted to be involved with these four Australian painters, representing a diverse mix of manner and process.
Min, Sarah, Charmaine and Daniel are four very different artists at different stages in their careers, but all share the same dedication and passion for making paintings and building narrative through imagery.
These guys are all friends of us here at Modern Painters and have been enjoying our products and expertise for many years - that's why they've all been so kind in letting us feature their work on our products.
It is testament to the unerring quality of Modern Painters materials for artists such as these to agree to place their name on these products.
A trust that we do not take lightly and proof that we stand by our canvases.
Ghost Gums II - acrylic on canvas 600x600mm - 2012
Summer Storms - acrylic on canvas 1200x1200mm - 2012
Kunderang Smoke I - acrylic on canvas - 600x600mm - 2012
The Contact - oil on linen 1520x1830mm - 2014
Ancient - oil on linen
1020x1020mm - 2014
Rainy Sky, Ground Dry - acrylic on canvas 1000x1200mm - 2014
The Boondocks - acrylic on canvas 255x305mm - 2014
Frost and SImmer - acrylic on canvas 910x910mm - 2014
Elmer - acrylic on canvas 1000x1000mm - 2014
Dimensions of Flow - acrylic on canvas 900x1200mm - 2014
Oasis in the Jungle - acrylic on canvas 800x1000mm - 2014