Judith White

New Paintings

20th September - 16th October 2008

This recent work continues to reference a real environment; the estuary of the Corindi River in northern New South Wales.

The paintings are not necessarily descriptive, but in an abstract way refer to a state of flux and natural energy; a sense of chaos and random order in landscape. Each image is a part, or micro world of the continuum of natural forces beyond its' boundaries.

The paintings seem to construct themselves with a natural randomness, where forms are suspended in an ambiguous element that could be light, or water; some are tangled or incarcerated. The position of the viewer is also subverted, with an illusive eye level.

At times the reference is primordial, a balance between growth and decay that renders irrelevant the need for human witness.


Suspension II, Mixed Media on Canvas, 200 x 160cm


The Inlaid Pattern, Mixed Media on Canvas, 110 x 180cm


Passage, Mixed Media on Canvas, 100 x 150cm


Underworld, Mixed Media on Canvas, 110 x 130cm


Underworld II, Mixed Media on Canvas, 110 x 130cm


Intercurrent, Mixed Media on Canvas, 110 x 130cm


Mangrove Edge, Mixed Media on Canvas, 110 x 130cm


Fallen Canopy, Mixed Media on Canvas, 110 x 130cm


Mudflat II, Mixed Media on Canvas, 130 x 110cm


Mudflat III, Mixed Media on Canvas, 110 x 130cm


Concealed Edge, Mixed Media on Canvas, 110 x 130cm


Confluence II, Mixed Media on Canvas, 130 x 110cm


Seclusion, Mixed Media on Canvas, 96 x 140cm


Undercurrents, Mixed Media on Canvas, 100 x 100cm


Mangrove I, Mixed Media on Canvas, 80 x 96cm


Stranded, Mixed Media on Canvas, 75 x 90cm


Undergrowth, Mixed Media on Canvas, 75 x 90cm


Infiltration, Mixed Media on Canvas, 75 x 90cm


Estuary: Pool I, Mixed Media on Canvas, 49.5 x 32cm


Estuary: Pool II, Mixed Media on Canvas, 49.5 x 32cm


Estuary: Pool III, Mixed Media on Canvas, 49.5 x 32cm