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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 6 May, 2016
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 7 May, 2016
26 April – 7 May 2016
Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
infinitely subtle works on paper…
300,000 tiny circles, individually drawn in pencil, make up the infinitely subtle works on paper by Despa Hondros at fortyfivedownstairs. From these myriad marks renderings of natural phenomena (rain, waves, forests) emerge with rhythmic peacefulness.
Despa Hondros mirrors the building blocks of natural phenomena (droplets, cells, atoms) using a minimal set of elemental forms. Her drawings invite the viewer to reflect on the boundless variation that exists in seemingly identical natural structures at a micro and macro level. The artist’s obsessive desire to represent this subtle variation produces works which entice the viewer to closer examine the drawing and be rewarded with the complexity and intense detail of the image.
Despa Hondros lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.
Her intricate drawings have been shortlisted in a number of prizes since 2010 including the Hutchins Art Prize for Works on Paper, Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, National Works on Paper Mornington, and twice in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize.