Embodied Landscapes by Howard Tweedie
5 April - 24 April
In Embodied Landscape, Howard Tweedie explores the correlation between dazzling landscapes and stunning figures. Tweedie’s works not only masterfully capture the wild surging waves, rocks-cliffs of the Sydney foreshore and the subtle skies of France, but also the landscape of the human figure. Translating the glow of light on skin in oil and pastel, Tweedie rhapsodizes the human physical form and character. Through his mastery of both the landscape and portraiture tradition, Tweedie reveals the complex and inseparable relationship between place and people. Tweedie’s paintings exude sensuality and enticement as he weaves narratives of humans and landscapes, as well as humans in landscapes.
“My style is painterly, loose with movement and vigour, but grounded on the formal base of drawing, composition and colour harmony – with a dash of mystery and ‘poesie’. Embodied Landscape is not a distant aesthetic appreciation of landscape and portraiture. Instead, it is a call to embody the landscape, to be involved in a relationship with the environment that is aesthetic, but also multi-sensuous and visceral.” – Howard Tweedie