Tony Mighell

warp and weft

28 November — 16 December 2023

Lives and works in Sydney

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Tony Mighell's art practice resides at the pictorial intersection of representation and abstraction. The gestural quality of the artist's mark points to a desire to reference a humanist meditative quality—yet he maintains a powerful drive to eliminate overt representation within his compositions.

 

Referencing the longitudinal and horizontal lines of thread that intersect on a weaving loom—Mighell displays a gentle atmospheric sensitivity in WARP AND WEFT—born from transparent glazes and shapes hovering over the picture plane. Rhythm and precision are the key aspects of the weavers' craft, and it is so with Mighell's painting.

 

His process deliberately, yet delicately, blocks out areas of form—alluding to the history of the line work beneath whilst revealing and focusing our attention on the broader composition. It is a constant balancing act—the push and pull of an artist searching for harmonisation in picture-making.

 

Colour forms part of his exploration—the movement of one tone to the next juxtaposed with dots and lines that feel familiar but sit just beyond the periphery of our recognition.

 

There is an overt power in the foundation of the lineal structure of his compositions that underpins the deep complexity of his work. Ultimately, Mighell guides us to a place of contemplation and aesthetic completion. 

 

Ralph Hobbs

November, 2023

\ Exhibition featured works

Tony Mighell

Chorale

2023 \ Oil on canvas (Framed) \ 155.5 x 140cm

Tony Mighell

Fractured weave

2023 \ Oil on canvas (Framed) \ 140.5 x 124.5cm

Tony Mighell

Large web

2023 \ Oil on canvas (Framed) \ 140.5 x 124.5cm

Tony Mighell

Ruff warp

2023 \ Gouache on paper \ 73.5 x 91.5cm

Tony Mighell

Skein 2

2023 \ Oil on canvas (Framed) \ 155.5 x 140.5cm

SOLD

Tony Mighell

Small web

2023 \ Oil on canvas (Framed) \ 77.5 x 77.5cm

Tony Mighell

Warp strain

2023 \ Gouache on paper \ 64.5 x 85.5cm

Tony Mighell

Web 1

2023 \ Gouache on paper (Framed) \ 73.5 x 91.5cm

Tony Mighell

Web 2

2023 \ Gouache on paper (Framed) \ 73.5 x 91.5cm

Tony Mighell

Weft 1

2023 \ Gouache on paper (Framed) \ 71.5 x 68.5cm

SOLD

Tony Mighell

Weft 2

2023 \ Gouache on paper (Framed) \ 71.5 x 68.5cm

Tony Mighell

Zen warp

2023 \ Gouache on paper \ 64.5 x 85.5cm

Tony Mighell

\ Exhibition Installation Photo

Tony Mighell

\ Exhibition Installation Photo

Tony Mighell

\ Exhibition Installation Photo

Tony Mighell

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\ Other exhibitions

PEOPLE,

Group Exhibition

29 February — 16 March 2024

Jonathan Dalton

MELBOURNE ART FAIR

22 February — 25 February 2024

Paul Ryan

Le Capitaine

8 February — 24 February 2024

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12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm