The University of Newcastle, Australia


Thursday, 5 February 2015

Please join artist Pablo Tapia for the opening of his exhibition Luz Corporea at the University Gallery from 5:30pm on Wednesday 11 February.

Pablo Tapia, Lazarus (Process First Painting) 2014, oil on panel, 35 x 30 cm

Pablo Tapia was born in Santiago, Chile, a country imbued with a complex mix of Native American cosmology and European culture, and recently experiencing 17 years of military dictatorship. Suffering from visual problems Tapia sees life at large as a complex, magical, and sometimes uneasy experience.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2005 from the University of Newcastle before studying with painter Charlie Sheard in Sydney. Tapia's current practice reflects a passion for surface and the materiality of Renaissance painting methods. Luz Corporea is the result of long research into the transformation of personal language of feelings into a powerful universal form. Light and memories find substance and activity in the physicality of paint.

Tapia is represented by Frances Keevil Gallery. Luz Corporea is the result of his recent MPhil candidature at the University of Newcastle.

Please join us to celebrate this important event. Free entry, refreshments served.

Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 11 February from 5:30pm – 7:30pmExhibition Dates: 11 February – 28 February

  • The University Gallery
  • Phone: 02 4921 5255

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