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ROBERT MALHERBE : Raw Instinct

28 May — 13 Jun 2021

Robert Malherbe utilises dense impasto surfaces and a luscious applique of oil paint – often in a restricted palette – to generate an enticing sense of immediacy. Working only from life, his vigorous, gestual style records immediate impressions of his subjects. Moving paint freely around the canvas Malherbe not only captures light, shade and form, but the presence of his subjects is a particular and fleeting moment in time.

Raw instinct, is an embodiment of the artist’s painting process, coming together in the moment by instinct. Malherbe states:

“I never paint directly for an upcoming show, what I do is paint all the time and then collect the best work and put them into some kind of group that coalesce. This works best for me as I never want the paintings themselves or the exhibition to be pre-conceived, that would bore me.
I like being surprised by seeing where the painting is heading, how it’s evolving, how the palette has changed etc…And I love the surprise of seeing how they finally sit together on the walls of a gallery. If anything I’m an instinctive painter.”

Robert Malherbe was a finalist in the 2020 Paddington Art Prize and is a regular finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes – most recently, he was a finalist in the 2018 Archibald Prize, the 2019 and 2018 Wynne Prize, and the 2019 Sulman Prize. In 2016 the artist was awarded the NSW Parliament Plein Air Art Prize, and in 2015 was the recipient of the Manning Art Prize.

ARTWORKS

  • Lake PillansRobert Malherbe Lake Pillans 2021 oil on Polyester canvas 71 x 61cm

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  • Woman's Back 1Robert Malherbe Woman's Back 1 2021 Oil on canvas 66 x 56cm

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  • DahliasRobert Malherbe Dahlias 2021 oil on polyester 66 x 56cm

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  • Woman's Back 2Robert Malherbe Woman's Back 2 2021 oil on board 40 x 40cm

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  • Figure 9Robert Malherbe Figure 9 2021 oil on linen 71 x 61cm

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  • Figure 12Robert Malherbe Figure 12 2021 oil on board 30 x 40cm

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  • Figure 15Robert Malherbe Figure 15 2021 oil on board 40 x 40cm

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  • Figure 14Robert Malherbe Figure 14 2021 oil on linen 38 x 46cm $4,800.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Figure 17Robert Malherbe Figure 17 2021 oil on linen 86 x 66cm

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  • Figure 19Robert Malherbe Figure 19 2021 oil on linen 41 x 31cm $4,200.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Flower on a BookRobert Malherbe Flower on a Book 2021 oil on board 40 x 40cm

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  • Figure 26Robert Malherbe Figure 26 2021 oil on board 30 x 40cm $4,200.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Reclining Figure 7Robert Malherbe Reclining Figure 7 2021 oil on linen 30 x 40cm

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  • Garden Still Life 4Robert Malherbe Garden Still Life 4 2021 oil on board 60 x 46cm

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  • The SunbatherRobert Malherbe The Sunbather 2021 oil on polyester 55 x 46cm

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  • Canola FieldsRobert Malherbe Canola Fields 2020 oil on linen 81 x 100cm

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  • Garden Still Life 1Robert Malherbe Garden Still Life 1 2020 Oil on canvas 55 x 46cm

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  • Southcoast 2Robert Malherbe Southcoast 2 2019 oil on board 70 x 60cm

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  • Nude 33Robert Malherbe Nude 33 2019 oil on linen 41 x 31cm

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