David Lake’s subject portfolio is varied and this is well documented in his current exhibition Two Views, at Country Club Tasmania, in Launceston. No matter what he paints, David is a keen observer of detail, light and mood.

Top: Bridge Pylons by Night – A warm ‘silence’ pervades this night time scene. Concrete and river meet, almost becoming well. The variation in tone of the shadows is quite superb.

Bottom: In Service – The building featured is known as ‘Civic Square’, and is located in the Launceston CBD. It’s rather an odd looking building and has featured in an architectural award. I’m not sure if I like it, and wonder if it’s complete. Is there more to come? I get visions of the early days in the building of the Tower of Babel.

David  has given this building a ‘biblical treatment’, by his use of a dramatic light. Maybe Government buildings have appeal after all! This is my favourite painting from David’s collection in this exhibition.

I hope you get to see more of David’s work.

Tomorrow: Dan Villiers, part 2.


About artkleko

artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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