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Announcing Terrence Combos ‘s Exhibition “waft stash shin wilt”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition waft stash shin wilt by Terrence Combos on February 24 (Saturday) & 25 (Sun), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Terrence Combos (b. 1988) is an emerging artist based in Sydney, Australia, primarily working with painting and drawing. In 2015 he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at UNSW Art & Design, and is a current Master of Fine Arts candidate at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

Terrence’s practice explores the interplay between abstraction and language, mediated by the grid. In his work, pattern-like compositions are formed using text, which is presented in varying states of concealment through disorienting colour relationships, dense pattern organisation and restricted typography.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

Each painting is formed using text that has been altered. The text used for this project comes from the artist statements of artists who worked at Studio Kura the month before I arrived. The first sentence of each statement is turned into an acronym, then the acronym is turned into an anagram. The text, now no longer recognisable as what it first was, is further concealed using a reductive grid format to guide the painting.

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Terrence Combos “waft stash shin wilt”
Date: February 24(Saturday) & 25(Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition opening party and an artist talk on 24th (Sat), starting at 15:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

– This project “waft stash shin wilt” is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

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Terrence Combos (Australia) Residence: February 2018

Terrence Combos (b. 1988) is an emerging artist based in Sydney, Australia, primarily working with painting and drawing. In 2015 he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at UNSW Art & Design, and is a current Master of Fine Arts candidate at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

Terrence’s practice explores the interplay between abstraction and language, mediated by the grid. In his work, pattern-like compositions are formed using text, which is presented in varying states of concealment through disorienting colour relationships, dense pattern organisation and restricted typography.

During his time at Studio Kura, Terrence will be developing writing by manipulating found language through the use of ciphers, anagrams and similar processing techniques. This writing will become the source material for a series of painted works on paper, which will be produced with less of a focus on the rigid order of the grid.

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