WALLER: COMPOSER OF LANDSCAPES

Painter John Waller digs deep into the most inhospitable of Antipodean landscapes to capture the terror and beauty of nature. Above: Transformant 2 Space Time and Memory Series 2018 Oil, acrylic & graphite 80 x 70 cms From the flat, dry plains of the Mallee, the drought-ridden expanses of his childhood between the Murray River and South-Western New South Wales and the semi-arid desert of Central Australia, he unearths rich seams of luscious and evocative color and excavates the vastness of its spatial qualities. Mallee Series 2009 oil, acrylic and graphite on linen. 110 x 122cm From the outset Waller has worked in the language of abstraction - counterpointed blocks of color, sweeping earthy