'DEEPER WATER' A solo exhibition by Stefan Gevers 

25th February to 10th April 2022

Artist in Residence at Lon Retreat, Point Lonsdale

Stefan Gevers is an award winning artist and his works are held in the public collections of the National Australia Bank, Artbank, Banyule Council, State Library of Victoria & State Library of Queensland, Private Collections.

DEEPER WATER - is an exhibition of Stefan's recent collection of watercolours and works on canvas, painting a distinctive and atmospheric picture of the Bellarine Peninsula's iconic sea and landscapes - exhibition will run for a 6 week window as part of Lon Retreat's artist in residence series.

Inspired by the drama of light and inherent patterns in nature, Stefan Gevers contemporary watercolour paintings and works on canvas also display a lightness of touch. With delicate but deliberate lines directing the compositions there is an element of unexpectedness. These are familiar landscapes, but made new, refreshed. 
For Stefan painting comes from what he experiences, rather than making a direct facsimile of what he sees. The LON experience is in a unique landscape that includes all elements- weather, nature, environment, all the senses are alive. Just absorbing these has provided the inspiration and backdrop to creating 'Deeper Water'. 
This exhibition is about visualising the LON landscapes and surroundings, working from memory and sketches made on walks. Exploring the beauty, challenges and opportunities this area offers.
Capturing the essential elements of a visual and spiritual experience, eliminating unnecessary details. The absence of Human presence intensifies the stillness and abandonment. These paintings depict a sense of stillness that make us reflect on ourselves. Depicting moments in time, present and past.
Balance and unity are not just properties of composition but of process as well. For artist Stefan Gevers it is not about mastering the medium but instead, recognise clearly what watercolour wants to do all by itself and learn to collaborate with it, to work in tandem - artist and medium - so that the outcome rewards both. 

'DEEPER WATER' by Stefan Gevers

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Studio Stefan Gevers from Thursday 24 Feb 2022 

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