On Saturday 10 November, 2012 Melbourne-based artist Ash Keating created ‘Concrete Propositions’, a huge, abstract painting on a Worcester Street wall revealed by demolition.
Created by firing paint from fire extinguishers onto a concrete wall, Concrete Propositions is presented by Gap Filler and Christchurch Art Gallery. The public were invited to join Keating on the site between 9am and 1pm on Saturday 10 November,2012 to watch the painting emerge.
Keating is a Melbourne born and based contemporary visual artist, who has been working professionally since 2004. His practice includes site-specific, conceptual, collaborative, mixed media installations, public and gallery based projects created both throughout Australia, and also internationally in residencies and exhibitions in Chile, Korea, Indonesia, Japan and New Zealand. The wall work is not Keating’s first. In September 2012, Keating painted a 50 metre-long, 10 metre high, tilt-slab warehouse building on the edge of Melbourne’s Western District Industrial Park. He used the colours of the surrounding farmland to propose what he described as “a camouflage aesthetic for the surfaces of these imposing concrete block structures.
Thanks to: Ernest Duval, John Reese, Cliff Mitten, Resene, Wormald & Tess Sheerin.
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Ash Keating Concrete Propositions 2012. Acrylic house paint on concrete. copyright the artist. Courtesy the artist and Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne Australia. Photos: John Collie