'Lovers' | George Gittoes

19th September - 13th October

OPENING NIGHT: Friday 21st September, 6 - 8pm

ARTIST TALK: Saturday 22nd September, 2pm

The mythical power of love is the theme behind Sydney Peace Prize Winner George Gittoes latest exhibitionIn a complete stylistic shift from his figurative documentation of war, Gittoes revisits an abstract style in his new exhibitionOpening September 19th, ‘Lovers’ explores the mystery of love.

For decades George Gittoes work has documented a disturbing and unrelenting trail across multiple platforms of war, genocide and vicious conflict. His figurative paintings are known to be evocative, sometimes disturbing and always frighteningly real as he holds a mirror up to mankind.   

This year marks the 50th year of his incredible undeviating journey to document and throw a light on what humans are capable of in times of war and conflict. However, you won’t find the maimed or displaced in his latest exhibition.

Gittoes reveals that this theme has been the message central to his life’s work – ‘to make love on war’.  This series of paintings are not unrelated to his previous works, rather they encapsulate everything that he has forever been trying to convey. Amidst all the pain and suffering, love can survive. 

These abstract, mystical works are reminiscent of rarely seen Gittoes artworks from the late 1960’s. Gittoes has utilised wood block stamps collected over many years throughout Afghanistan. Some of which have been dated by Peshawar University as being over 1000 years old. The result is a collection of multi-dimensional and highly intricate artworks full of historical content and layers of meaning.

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  1. George Gittoes - Doorway to the Sky - 40x30cm Sold
    Doorway to the Sky

    oil on canvas

    40 x 30cm

     
  2. George Gittoes - When the Doorway Opens - 40x40cm Sold
    When the Doorway Opens

    oil on canvas

    40 x 40cm

     
  3. George Gittoes | To the Secret Garden

    oil on canvas

    25 x 20cm

    $1,900.00
  4. St Peters Gates Open to All

    oil on canvas

    40 x 40cm

    $2,600.00
  5. George Gittoes - Rwanda Wakanda Maconda - 122x92cm Sold
    Rwanda Wakanda Maconda

    oil on linen

    122 x 92cm

     
  6. George Gittoes | Paradise Doorway

    oil on canvas

    40 x 40cm

    $2,600.00
  7. George Gittoes - Pablo and Francoise - 122x122cm Sold
    Pablo and Francoise

    oil on linen

    122 x 122cm

     
  8. George Gittoes - Mataranka Rainbow Pool - 101x76cm Sold
    Mataranka Rainbow Pool

    oil on canvas

    101 x 76cm

     
  9. Ishtar

    oil on linen

    214 x 183cm

    POA
  10. Love Flowers Becoming Angels

    oil on canvas

    46 x 36cm

    POA
  11. Doorway to Temple of Ishtar

    oil on canvas

    25 x 20cm

    $1,900.00
  12. Sugar (Bessie Smith and Nina Simone)

    oil on linen

    153 x 122cm

    $30,000.00
  13. George Gittoes - 'Rimbaud and Verlaine in London' -  102x87cm Sold
  14. George Gittoes - 'Pet Love' - 123x92cm Sold
    Pet Love

    oil on linen

    123 x 92cm

     
  15. Imagine - To Yoko and John

    oil on linen

    122 x 122cm

    POA
  16. Helen (Portrait of Hellen)

    oil on linen

    122 x 92cm

    $17,500.00
  17. Cleopatra and Antony

    oil on linen

    122 x 92cm

    $17,500.00
  18. Circe and Odysseus

    oil on linen

    102 x 87cm

    $13,500.00
  19. George Gittoes - 'Beatrice and Dante' - 153x122cm Sold
  20. Aphrodite - Venus

    oil on linen

    122 x 92cm

    $17,500.00
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