Stephen Ormandy

There is a dialogue between Stephen Ormandy’s sculptural works and his oil paintings, where one informs the other. He is inspired by the natural world and focuses on color and form. Ormandy states, "my work is born of the subconscious mind." Interested in the play of line and positive and negative space, Ormandy looks “for tonal balance through contrast or harmony, while developing chroma relationships that hug or repel.” One can be reminded of Matisse’s use of paper collage when looking at Ormandy’s compositions that evoke figures and landscapes.


Ormandy has exhibited at Olsen Gruin in New York, PKM Gallery in Seoul, Circuit 12 Contemporary in Dallas, and Sydney Contemporary Olsen Irwin. His work is held in public collections across Australia including Artbank, The Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, The Powerhouse Museum, The National Gallery of Victoria and The Art Gallery of Western Australia. In 2016 Stephen Ormandy and Louise Olsen published The Art of Dinosaur Design. Ormandy was a finalist in the Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2015.


 

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