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The artist then reduced the headshot to elemental forms and colours, simplifying, and then enlarging it to over 2 metres in height in a grand gesture. Starting with a hot-pink ground, which transitions to grey, the composition is exquisitely crafted using multiple layers of paint.
I recall hanging this work in the main entrance hall of the WAG along with a group of large abstract paintings of similar dimensions. With the installation complete, Werner’s portrait came alive in its own abstraction, intersecting with the rhythm and geometry around it.
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