ian de souza artwork


29 October - 12 November 2013


From his earliest watercolours that capture Fremantle's renaissance of the 1980s, to his more recent works inspired by an abiding interest in music and dance, Ian de Souza has been an active and enduring presence on Western Australia's art scene. Having devoted most of his adult life to making art, Ian has much to reflect on.

Ian de Souza - Introspection will take a critical look back over the artist's long and prodigious career as a self-trained artist, presenting a selection of artworks that trace the evolution of the artist's creative skills, motivations and self-knowledge over three decades.

Curator Catherine Czerw hopes the exhibition provides an opportunity for both new audiences and loyal followers to enjoy a fresh look at various bodies of Ian de Souza's past work while being offered a wider view on the artist's changing relationship with his muse and materials.

Works from the artist's personal collection will be released for sale.

Please join Ian de Souza and Catherine Czerw for an informal Q & A with the artist and curator in a wonderful opportunity to gain a further insight into this exhibition.
SUNDAY: 3 Nov - 2pm (Ian de Souza)
WEDNESDAY: 6 Nov - 2pm (Catherine Czerw)
SATURDAY: 9 Nov - 2pm (Ian de Souza & Catherine Czerw)

Feature art work on invitation:  Rhythm of India iii (oil on canvas)



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  • Curator of the exhibitio Catherine Czerw addressing the guests
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  • Director of Linton + Kay - Gary Kay welcoming guests
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  • Artist in the foreground
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  • Ian de Souza - Introspection opened to a packed gallery of 270 guests
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  • International Choreographer/dancer/ Designer - Saseedaran Anandan
  • Dancing on original art work by ian de Souza
  • Saseedaran makes the final marks on the art work by pouring paint on specific sections
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  • Ian de Souza sprinkles red ochre onto the dancer's head connecting the mark making to the dancer and back to the artist
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  • the painting and the dance are complete
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  • 6pm Linton and Kay Gallery Perth

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