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  • Aida Tomescu, Silent Spring

    26 Oct Aida showing the Wynne Prize, AGNSW until 10 January 2021

     Aida Tomescu, Silent Spring 2020, diptych, oil on Belgian linen, 200 x306cm. Showing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales between 26 September 2020 – 10 January 2021. “My paintings have long responded to the particular conditions of the Australian landscape – the sheer expansiveness of......

  • Aida Tomescu, In The Crown of Broken April

    03 Oct Aida Tomescu in Sydney Contemporary 2020

    Aida Tomescu In The Crown of Broken April 2020 oil on Belgian linen 190 x 306 cm (Diptych)...

  • Aida Tomescu, Ultraviolet 2009

    29 Jul 50fifty:2020 exhibition at John Curtin Gallery

    John Curtin Gallery celebrates its reopening with exhibition of significant works from the Collection “The John Curtin Gallery will reopen at the end of July with an exhibition of 50 significant, recently acquired art works, which celebrate the success of its three-year 50fifty Acquisition Initiative.”......

  • Aida-Tomescu-Look-Magazine-July-2020

    29 Jun Look Magazine, July-Aug 2020

    Look Magazine, July-Aug 2020, p66-67...

  • Aida-Tomescu-Art-Gallery-New-South-Wales

    28 Jun AGNSW acquires major work by Aida Tomescu

    Sewn onto stones in the sky, 2019 by Aida Tomescu :: The Collection :: Art Gallery NSW https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/204.2019.a-c/ Purchased with funds donated by Ken Coles AM and Rowena Danziger AM 2019 (pictured with Michael Brand, Director AGNSW and Aida Tomescu)....

  • Aida-Tomescu-Artonview-National-Gallery-Australia

    25 Jun Artonview NGA magazine – Studio Spotlight on Aida

    Artonview: the National Gallery of Australia’s quarterly magazine https://nga.gov.au/artonview/...

  • Aida Tomescu River Red Oil on Canvas

    04 Mar Making Her Mark: Selected Works from the Collection, TarraWarra Museum of Art

    Aida Tomescu, River Red, 183x 153cm, oil on canvas is included in Making Her Mark: Selected Works from the Collection | TarraWarra Museum of Art https://www.twma.com.au/exhibition/making-her-mark-selected-works-from-the-collection/...

  • Aida Tomescu The Open Wounds Of White Clouds III, 2019 oil on canvas

    03 Feb Installation views | ‘The heart was a place made fast’, Fox Jensen McCrory , Auckland

    Installation views for ‘The heart was a place made fast’, Fox Jensen McCrory , Auckland, can be seen on the exhibition page.    ...

  • Aida Tomescu_Violet with Candles (detail) 2020

    24 Jan Link to Catalogue | ‘The heart was a place made fast’, Fox Jensen McCrory , Auckland

    (featured image is a detail from Aida Tomescu’s Violet with Candles, 2020)...

  • Aida Tomescu Studio

    21 Jan Opening 30th January 2020 – ‘The heart was a place made fast’, Fox Jensen McCrory , Auckland

    The new exhibition is opening at Fox Jensen McCrory , Auckland 30th January 2020! The following text is from the invitation:   Reality is infinitely varied compared to all the deductions of abstract thought, even the most clever ones, and it will not tolerate clear-cut or......

  • 04 Oct Talking with painters | #theopenwoundsofwhiteclouds | ENDS TOMORROW!

    View this post on Instagram New Aida Tomescu YouTube video now online!! Link in bio for full video. Her knockout show ends tomorrow @foxjensengallery in Sydney – get to it if you can!! #aidatomescu #contemporaryartist #abstractpainting #abstraction #abstractart #australianartist #theopenwoundsofwhiteclouds A post shared by Maria......

  • 01 Oct GOOD WEEKEND review | Aida Tomescu – Fox Jensen Gallery, Sydney

    Aida Tomescu – Fox Jensen Gallery, Sydney “Watching the development of Aida Tomescu’s work over the years has been a thrilling experience. With each new exhibition she has pushed a little harder, treating every painting as a battle that can only be won by repeated......

  • 26 Sep Review | The open wounds of white clouds | Sydney Morning Herald

    Aida Tomescu – Fox Jensen Gallery, Sydney...

  • 21 Sep Solo exhibition now showing at Fox Jensen Gallery, Sydney,

    The open wounds of white clouds 7 September – 5 October, Fox Jensen Gallery, Sydney Image: Sewn on to stones in the sky 2019, oil on Belgian linen, 200 x 460 cm...

  • 21 Sep Permafrost, an exhibition in Alexandria, Sydney

    Aida is exhibiting in Permafrost, an offsite exhibition at 68 -70 Burrows Road Alexandria. SEPTEMBER – PERMAFROST – SYDNEY – Fox Jensen Gallery Permafrost brings together artists from Europe, USA and Australasia. For the first time in Australia, the gallery will stage a major exhibition in a......

  • 11 Sep Sydney Contemporary 2019

    Aida Tomescu will be exhibiting Sydney Contemporary 2019 FOX/JENSEN & FOX/JENSEN/McCRORY BOOTH E21 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair Carriageworks 11-15 September 2019 Please contact the gallery to request a preview catalogue: www.foxjensengallery.com Aida Tomescu The open wounds of white clouds, 2019 Oil on Belgian linen 200.0 x 306.0 cm...

  • 05 Sep Talking with painters | Interview with Aida

    View this post on Instagram This week!!! Aida Tomescu’s solo show opens @foxjensengallery. All welcome to opening reception this Saturday 2-5pm, Sydney. Full video chat will be on the YouTube channel in a couple of weeks. Looks like a knockout show! #aidatomescu #talkingwithpainters #episode33 #abstractartist......

  • 25 Jul Artist Profile – The artist’s hand by Eleanor Zeichner, issue 48

    “The artists in this issue examine a diversity of political and sociocultural perspectives within and beyond our community, which I hope will challenge, confront and inspire you.” – Kon Gouriotis Image pictured: Sewn on to stones in the sky 2019, oil on Belgian linen, 200 x 460......

  • 23 Mar Thought Patterns: Selected Works from the Collection | TarraWarra Museum of Art

    Thought Patterns: Selected Works from the Collection | TarraWarra Museum of Art 23 March – 19 May 2019 CURATED BY: ANTHONY FITZPATRICK https://www.twma.com.au/exhibition/thought-patterns-selected-works-from-the-collection/ To accompany Tracey Moffatt: Body Remembers, a selection of works from the collection of TarraWarra Museum of Art will be presented in a display......

  • 21 Mar AIDA TOMESCU NEW WORKS SHOWING IN ART BASEL HONG KONG 2019

    Fox/Jensen and Fox/Jensen/McCrory are once again attending Art Basel Hong Kong, 2019. Ground Floor. Booth 1B32. Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Fri, 29 Mar 2019 – Sun, 31 Mar 2019.   Click here to view Fox-Jensen Gallery page Click here to view Aida Tomescu......

  • 01 Feb Wet Wet Wet exhibition at Fox Jensen McCrory, Auckland

    Erin Lawlor Aida Tomescu Liat Yossifor Exhibition viewing dates February 14th – March 23rd 2019. Installation views (Fox Jensen McCrory, Auckland): View this post on Instagram #foxjensenmccrory #aucklandgallery #upcomingexhibition #wetwetwet #aidatomescu #erinlawlor #erinlawlorpainting #liatyossifor #painting #allaprima @theerinlawlor @liatyossifor #colour #detail #foxjensengallery A post shared by Andrew......

  • 22 Jan Fluid construction / Aida Tomescu on Tony Tuckson’s White Lines (vertical) on ultramarine

    p.62 Look Magazine, Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 2019 Painting reproduced is: Tony Tuckson White lines (vertical) on ultramarine 1970-73, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Estate of the artist, used with permission 62-63 AGS Jan-Feb Aida v4...

  • 21 Jan Ep 63, Talking with Painters podcast – Tony Tuckson (part 2): Artist Aida Tomescu

    In episode 62 I spoke with senior curator Denise Mimmocchi about the late abstract expressionist artist Tony Tuckson and the exhibition ‘ Tuckson:the abstract sublime ‘ which is currently showing at the Art Gallery of NSW. The exhibition continues until 17 February 2019. In this......

  • 02 Jan Borrowed Scenery, Campbelltown Arts Centre

    Wednesday 2 January 2019 – Sunday 10 March 2019 Closing event, Friday 8 March 2019 | 6pm – 8pm   For centuries, women have been the subjects of male artists, inserted into scenes framed by the male gaze. Borrowed Scenery explores what happens when the subjects......

  • 20 Nov XS exhibition at Fox Jensen McCrory, Auckland

    XS Fox Jensen McCrory, Auckland “Aida Tomescu ‘s gesture is always big. It’s bigness though is unrelated to its length or its flamboyance because in many ways she avoids both. Rather it is the potency of Tomescu’s approach to material and gesture that is “big”.......

  • 08 Sep Sydney Contemporary 2018

    Aida Tomescu will be exhibiting Sydney Contemporary 2018 FOX/JENSEN & FOX/JENSEN/McCRORY Booth E16 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair Carriageworks 13 -16 September, 2018 Please contact the gallery to request a preview catalogue: www.foxjensengallery.com View works from the exhibition Aida Tomescu Born 1955 Bucharest / Arrives Australia 1980  The Torch in......

  • 23 May Auckland Art Fair 2018

    Aida Tomescu Argint I & Argint II, 2018 Oil and silver pigment on Belgian linen 23 3/5 × 15 7/10 in; 60 × 40 cm @aucklandartfair #finaltouchup @janalbers_abc #aidatomescu @sam_jharrison @foxjensenmccrory @foxjensengallery A post shared by Fox Jensen McCrory Gallery (@foxjensenmccrory) on May 21, 2018......

  • 16 May Aida Tomescu in the Wynne Prize 2018

    Aida Tomescu Phosphorus. Yellow landscape oil on canvas 168.5 x 123 cm Phosphorus extends the conception of conventional landscape painting. Though profoundly about ‘place’, it is not rooted in location. My concern is to invoke a condition, the spirit of place that is conceptually framed......

  • 25 Mar AIDA TOMESCU NEW WORKS SHOWING IN ART BASEL HONG KONG 2018

    Click here to view works in exhibition...

  • 02 Feb “the presence of form” talking_with_painters, Aida Tomescu (podcast ep 33)

    talking_with_painters Aida Tomescu (podcast ep 33) talking with me in her studio about the presence of form in painting #aidatomescu #abstraction @foxjensenmccrory #undertheironofthemoon Aida Tomescu (podcast ep 33) talking with me in her studio about the presence of form in painting #aidatomescu #abstraction @foxjensenmccrory #undertheironofthemoon......

  • 02 Feb All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files

    2-10 February The Yellow House Gallery, Potts Point 57 — 59 Macleay Street, Potts Point,  NSW 2011 An exhibition that sees over 30 leading Australian and International artists illustrate the stories unearthed in The Nauru Files, illuminating the human cost of Australia’s offshore detention policies. Featuring......

  • 09 Nov Talking With Painters – Aida Tomescu – New Video

    Includes vision of the latest exhibition Under the Iron of the Moon at FOXJENSEN, Sydney...

  • 28 Sep Talking With Painters – Aida Tomescu

    Episode #33 – Aida Tomescu – to listen / download podcast click here “She fled communist Romania in 1980, arriving in Australia knowing no-one. But Aida Tomescu has gone on to become one of Australia’s most important abstract painters. She has exhibited in over 30......

  • 13 Aug Sydney Contemporary 2017, Aida Tomescu, FOX/JENSEN/McCRORY AUCKLAND

    Aida Tomescu will be showing with FOX/JENSEN/McCRORY at Sydney Contemporary 2017. Please click on the link above for more details! FOX / JENSEN & FOX / JENSEN / MCCRORY, Sydney and Auckland | Sydney Contemporary https://sydneycontemporary.com.au/galleries-2017/jensen-foxjensen-sydney-auckland/ Image details: Under the iron of the moon I, diptych, 183......

  • 12 Aug An interview about Fred Williams in Art Guide Australia

    Aida interviewed by Sheridan Coleman in: “Fred Williams changed the way we see” http://artguide.com.au/fred-williams-changed-the-way-we-see “Williams’s experimentation and autodidactic fervour have encouraged many subsequent artists. Sydney-based painter and Wynne Prize winner Aida Tomescu sees in his painting an understated defiance against the overwhelming romanticism of historical......

  • 13 Jul ROT, FOX/JENSEN/McCRORY AUCKLAND

    09 July 2017 – 12 August 2017 Tomislav Nikolic, Aida Tomescu, Judith Wright, Winston Roeth, Imi Knoebel. Red sails in the sunset. Roses are red. If I don’t have red, I use blue. I’m a redhead, I’ll get away with this. Love is that little......

  • 08 Jul Artist Profile Australasian Painters 2007 – 2017, Orange Regional Gallery

    Artist Profile Australasian Painters 2007 – 2017 Orange Regional Gallery, 8 JULY – 10 SEPTEMBER 2017 This exhibition brings together a selection of paintings by over 140 artists featured in Artist Profile magazine over its 10 year history, providing a comprehensive overview of Australasian painting......

  • 02 Jun ARTIST PROFILE Issue 39

    “THIS ISSUE OF ARTIST PROFILE focuses on painters who make prints. We want to understand a painter’s relationship to the rather mystical powers of printmaking and the social and cultural engagement implicit in printmaking, which have left their mark on the work of many painters.......

  • 21 May Abstraction Celebrating Australian women abstract artists, NGA & Tour

    Abstraction is one of the most influential developments in art history. Evolving from avant-garde movements in Europe at the close of the nineteenth century, it has continued to flourish through to contemporary times. Women artists have been at the forefront of its development and yet, until recently,......

  • 20 May 10 years of collecting at the ANU at ANU Drill Hall Gallery

    10 YEARS OF COLLECTING ART FOR THE ANU, Drill Hall Gallery Fri 21 April — Sun 28 May 2017 “Over the last decade, the University Art Collection has been substantially enriched with gifts, bequests and purchases. Recent benefactions include a spectacular array of large-scale contemporary paintings and sculptures......

  • 18 May Curtin Gallery ’50fifty’

    Celebrating 50 years of innovation in art from the Curtin University Art Collection. 18 May – 9 July 2017 CLOSED FOR WA DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY 5 JUNE 2017 Mon-Fri 11am-5pm Sunday 12-4pm Included is No.26, Aida Tomescu, Vis IV, 1991, oil on canvas, 182 x 152 cm.......

  • 16 Mar THE ANATOMY OF GESTURE: NIKOLIC, TOMESCU, MARTIN, TOPFER, HUMPHRIES FOX/JENSEN/McCRORY AUCKLAND

    “It’s a rather rude gesture but at least it’s clear what you mean.” Katherine Hepburn Gesture can be risky. At the very least it is a tainted term, one that gets bundled up with authorship and authenticity and from there it’s only a hop, skip and......

  • 14 Jan The Beginnings, Wangaratta Art Gallery

    14 January – 19 February 2017 | Gallery1 CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THE WANGARATTA ART GALLERY In 1987 Wangaratta community groups, individuals and local council helped establish the beginnings of the Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery. This exhibition reflects upon the development and success of a venue which over the......

  • 01 Dec WAAM! IT’S WOMEN’S ABSTRACT ART MAN!

    1 DECEMBER 2016 to 28 FEBRUARY 2017 Jervis Bay Maritime Museum & Gallery If there was ever any cred in the cliché of women only painting delicate watercolours and polite still life or landscapes,  75 works, 34 women and 53 years of muscular abstraction puts......

  • 13 Oct AIDA TOMESCU REPRESENTED BY FOX/JENSEN SYDNEY AND AUCKLAND

    Fox/Jensen are thrilled to announce that Aida Tomescu will be represented by the galleries in Auckland and Sydney. She will have new works presented at Art Basel Hong Kong 2017, then at Sydney Contemporary 2017. Aida’s first solo presentation in Sydney will be November 2017.......

  • 04 Aug ABC Radio National Interview: Exhibition showcases international refugee artists

    CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE TO DOWNLOAD AUDIO “The Casula Powerhouse Art Centre in Sydney is presenting a landmark exhibition called simply Refugees. (30 July – 11 September 2016) It brings together more than 65 works by 22 world-renowned artists, including Yoko Ono, Ai Wei......

  • 25 Jun Black to blackest, Geelong Gallery 25 June – 14 August 2016

    Selected works from the Gallery’s collection in which artists deploy an exclusively black palette—using paint, ink, mixed media and charcoal—with variously minimalist and expressionist approaches. Includes works by Peter Booth, Jannene Eaton, Stieg Persson, Aida Tomescu and Paul Partos, among others....