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30 May - 10 June

30 May – 10 June 2022

Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 7pm
Saturdays: 12pm – 4pm
admission: Free

…these works remind the viewer of meaningful joy, of expressive human movement and the associated phycological state..

The works in Primavera are figurative paintings with themes of isolation, physical expression and sexuality. Most are non-referenced and some are from poses created with physical models. Some are abstract with representational aspects of subjects specifically to define a deep psychological connection with the pose and sense of the inner most private movements of a human being.

Being in that moment, our perceptions are altered by the connection with their being. The paintings are a visual representation of an extremely personal and private state with the purpose of reminding the viewer of meaningful joy of expressive human movement and the associated phycological state.

Within the last few years, I rediscovered the process of making art. I strived to reinvent myself working within my previous area of experience. With the belief that artistic evolution is paramount I shifted my studies from the process used in my first series and began to form creative relationships with performance artists from all over the world. This changed my focus toward adapting the principals of the material to further the development of my own work. From here, I pursued a different motif within my work.

Primavera is springtime, sometimes dark, sometimes cold but always with the promise of the sun. I believe that an artist should endeavor to describe by whatever stylistic means necessary even when it is outside their level of understanding and never within the confines of a specific notion or moment.

Choosing different spatial arrangements in the compositions allowed me to manipulate the abstract elements of light with color to representational and nonrepresentational aspects of each piece. With the intention of moving the viewer into the pattern of the chosen pose. With the input from the subjects, studio photography and drawings to make the material and form all the paintings into a coherent theme and statement. These works are all made with oil paint for the visceral skin, and light quality adapted from many of my influences. Coming to a figure and expression style from abstract perspective, I hope gives new and unfamiliar visual treatment to the subject matter.

John Mezzini’s CV


1994                      Graduates Exhibition group exhibition

2019                       45 Downstairs solo “E lascia dir le genti”

2019                       Art Basel Switzerland top 100 artworks “Ad Apicem”

2019                       Art Box Miami

2019                      Emerge Brunswick st Gallery – group exhibition

2021                      45 Downstairs solo “mɔ.nuˈmɛn̪.t̪um” Postponed to January 2022

2021                      Primo Red group Exhibition – C&H gallery

2021                      Here again 45 Downstairs online group exhibition

2021                      Aliorum portrait Exhibition – POME gallery

2022                       45 Downstairs solo “Monumentum”

2022                       RED Exhibition – POME gallery


May 2019 Sunday Age – Art Sunday promotion solo exhibition “ELascia dir le Genti”

April 2019 Art Almanac promotion “ELascia dir le Genti”

June 2019 News fox Switzerland Australian Artist Awarded “Ad Apicem”

November 2019 Penthouse Magazine online – Print Feb 2020 “the Artist and the Muse”

April 2020 Recorder south Australia “artist roller coaster”

January 2022 Penthouse Magazine online “the Artist and the Muse”

April 2022 Last post Magazine “Artist John Mezzini”


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30 May
10 June
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fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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