Ash Keating transforms a non-descript corner of Sydney into an energising, colourful abstraction.
Famous for using fire extinguishers to project and move paint around on walls, Ash Keating builds his imposing yet refreshing works by shooting paint onto surfaces.
Harnessing gravity, his process is organic, gestural and intuitive. Equally spontaneous and considered, Keating builds his illusive compositions, layer upon layer, over several days.
Having created huge outdoor works across Melbourne and internationally, this is Keating’s first public work in Sydney.
To find it, head down through the park beside the Art Gallery of NSW towards Woolloomooloo. Gravity System Response is on the wall opposite the big matchsticks (officially known as Brett Whiteley’s Almost Once) behind the art gallery.
Gravity System Response is curated by Billie and Elliott Routledge of Funstudio.
About Ash Keating
Melbourne born artist Ash Keating is a multidisciplinary artist working through the mediums of paint, video and installation.
Keating has created several ambitious site-specific art projects internationally including: Pascua Lama (2006) at the Museo de Contemporeano, Santiago, Chile; Label Land (2008) in Seoul, Korea; Timuran (2009) in Jogjakarta Indonesia; Ascension (2011) at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo Japan; Gardensity (2009-2011) for the 6th SCAPE Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space in Christchurch New Zealand, and Zi Namsan + (2011) for City within the City exhibition at Artsonje Centre Seoul, Korea.
Keating’s practice has attracted significant attention in Australia. He was the Victorian winner of the 2011 Qantas Visual Arts Award, and a winner of a 2008 ANZ Art and Australia RIPE award.
He was also selected as a finalist for the 2011 Blake Prize, the 2011 Substation Contemporary Art Award, the 2009 Qantas SOYA awards and the 2009 RBS Australian emerging artist awards.