Dinusha Joseph explores the relationship between the painted surface and state of mind. The paintings are intended to create an internal reflection or evoke a memory in the viewer. In this sense they are private. Joseph is interested in the process of the application of paint in a range of layers, and textures, and the mood which that generates. Inspiration for the works comes from both the natural and man-made worlds.
The paintings build their energy from the triggering of marks in response to earlier marks. Colour plays a key role in the way in which they are formed and can be a foundation for shape. The shades and tones used inspire different states of mind, which in turn may be subjective for each viewer. The painted surface is used to generate ambience and contemplation.
Recent exhibitions include
2018 Private Hinterland, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2017 Places I Have Never Been, Tacit Contemporary, Melbourne 2016 New, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne; Landscape is a Concept, Hawthorn Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne
2020 20, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne; HERstories, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne; Summer, Gallery Elysium, Melbourne 2019 Abstract, The Brick Lane Gallery, London; Postcard Show, New Linden Art, Melbourne 2018 The Exquisite Palette, St Luke, Melbourne 2017 The Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat; Canterbury Art Show, Melbourne 2016 Canterbury Art Show; Group, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne; Albert Park College Art Show, Melbourne 2015 Albert Park College Art Show; Canterbury Art Show