Acclaimed artist Brett Weir returns to his native Australia to unveil his first major solo exhibition in Sydney. To be exhibited at the art gallery Michael Reid Sydney from Thursday 28 February to 30 March 2019, this new series is widely anticipated on the back of Weir’s successful career in Europe where his profile continues to grow from his adopted home in Zürich.
Weir works primarily on aluminium and copper, drawing inspiration from his environment, memory and various musical influences. Weir has an obsession with surface, material and colour, applying paint to the aluminium sheets with brushes, squeegees and other tools.
His paintings have a strong concern for science and metaphysics. They are scientific in that they explore matter; the quality of paint is informed by the interaction of chemicals, of substance and colour. Weir works methodically according to a self-defined process similar to a scientist at work in a laboratory. He has the alchemic code to transform the ordinary into the extra-ordinary. The artist explains that he works intuitively and without expectation, constructing each painting ‘akin to a piece of nature.’
Weir’s solo exhibition ‘Sonic Variations’ is presented as part of Art Month 2019, and he will also feature at Michael Reid gallery’s Sydney Contemporary Art Fair stall in September 2019.
Thursday 28 February to Saturday 30 March 2019