Rachel King is a Melbourne based emerging artist whose work stems from a deep fascination with colour, composition and form. Particularly through painting, she examines the intuitive decision and indecision that is part of the creative process. There is a creation of a language and internal logic that occurs in the stages between a blank canvas and a finished painting that she finds timelessly fascinating.
Rachel challenges the distance between representation and abstraction. Framed are the internal and external influences that drive the decisions made while painting, concreting them to the time and place that they were created. Born from real places, objects and forms these works aim to sit on the edge of representation and recognition. Rachel's work also concentrates on bold mark making and competition of colour while working through notions of fluidity and strength.
Something Fleeting, BlackCat Gallery May 2019
All will turn to Silver Glass, Itoshima Japan 22nd, 23rd April 2017
The Big Design Market, Royal Exhibition Building 4th, 5th and 5th of December 2015
‘Inner Cirlce’, Solo Show, First Site Gallery 11th – 23rd August 2015
‘The Delusion Of Being Peaceful’, Brixton Gallery, London 12th – 13th March 2014
M3’, various artists, 76 County Street SE1 4AD London 10th – 11th March 2014
‘Ex Ex’, various artists, Chelsea College London 3rd – 5th December