Ildiko KOVACS, In flight Enlarge 1 /1


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1962

In flight 2015 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, oil on plywood

Dimensions: 180 h x 365 w cm
Acknowledgement: Warwick and Jane Flecknoe Bequest Fund 2015
Accession No: NGA 2015.1120
Image rights: © Ildiko Kovacs

lldiko Kovacs is one of Australia's foremost contemporary abstract artists. She says of this work: 'In flight is the culmination of a series of three paintings I began in early 2014. I discovered that I like working on a large scale ... I worked fast and close up, relying on my feeling for colour and my intuition for form ... l try not to step back and review the painting, but instead stay in the painting, finding its rhythm through the physicality that such a large work demands ... In flight was the last of the paintings completed and in it I felt that I was painting at my freest and most expansive.'

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