Working with an earthly palette, Tim Bučković builds textural and gestural surfaces connected to a language of memory and information.
For Bučković, a painting is a repository of information, a reflection of a unique and personal visual language. Speaking about his painterly gestures, the artist states: ‘sometimes they are just lines and shapes and other times, a few centimeters below, they can repeat themselves like when we mispronounce something’.
The paintings present in 1536 can be experienced as an archive of both the artist’s personal visual language, but also as a reflection of the murky and unpredictable nature of decision making, with layers of reworking and structural change embedded within heavy coats of paint and glaze. In this way, Bučković's slow and measured approach to painting presents as a conversation between the artist and the canvas, a conversation that the viewer is ideally positioned to overhear.
Bučković’s immense sensitivity to ideas, chance and coherence is evidenced by the exhibition’s title 1536, the year of publication for a Croatian text about mountains that had found itself reverberating in the artist’s mind during the painting process. 1536 marks a moment in time for the artist, where imagery, information and praxis align in the studio.
Bučković's work consists of paintings and drawings. He has studied painting at the Victorian College of the Arts and in the master class of Prof. K. Grosse at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Bučkovic has held various solo and group exhibitions in galleries in Australia and Germany, recently including; Radical Immanence, 2017, Anna Pappas Gallery; Rundgang, 2016, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf; Pestilent Unground; Epidemic Openness, 2015, STATION and Grounds-, 2015, Bus Projects.
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