On a sandstone wall a form appears, painted onto the honey rock with light. Colours appear from the depth of the darkness, fluid and rich, revealing an...
Point of View
On a sandstone wall a form appears, painted onto the honey rock with light. Colours appear from the depth of the darkness, fluid and rich, revealing an artist at work, as seen through their canvas. Out of these flowing contours of colour and light distinct features emerge, resolving into a striking portrait. Each face is rendered both unique and ethereal, their impressions on this Sydney landscape transitory, always in motion.
Point of View is an installation that captures local artist Brad Robson in the process of creating his vivid, dynamic portraits. Brad starts in full view of the camera, facing the street, and paints himself out of the image as the portraits appear, transforming the facade into a canvas. Brad's style is fast, bold and gestural. The installation takes the concept of mural painting and celebrates the process as much as the finished work. These colourful, painterly works explore significant figures from Sydney's past. These projections will be supported by an AR layer featuring archival footage and animation.
Point of View celebrates both the medium and the act of painting as a dynamic, visceral experience of creative dialogue between artist and audience. Multiple viewpoints converge - between artist, subject, and audience - on two sides of a virtual canvas. Each brushstroke is illuminated via projection technology, to reveal the contours of a face formed out of coloured pigment and a well-trained eye, just as the artist paints themselves out of the frame.
A collaboration between Esem Projects; and Robson, Point of View is the first light installation to be projected on the facade of 47 George Street. The subjects depicted in Point of View move through many states, congealing and then slipping from one to another.