Jorg Schmeisser 1942-2012
JÖRG Schmeisser studied at the Hamburg Fine Art Academy in the mid-1960s, then traveled widely through Europe, Asia, the Middle East, America and Antarctica.
In 1978 he moved to Australia to become the Head of the Printmaking Workshop of the Australian National University, Canberra School of Art, where he was considered to be one of Australia’s most important and influential printmakers.
His works reveal fascinating details of the many exotic places he visited. Jorg’s wife, Keiko, was Japanese and much of his subject matter reflects his time in Japan. His etchings are sometimes enhanced by text, printed as part of the image, sometimes part of a diary observation, sometimes scientific and sometimes anecdotal.
One is aware of his detailed observation and use of sensuous line. His prints are in private collections and major art galleries all over the world and he is regarded as a master in the art of etching.
Trapped within her own defences 1993.
Ink; paper soft-ground etching and aquatint, printed in
black and orange ink with plate-tone, from two plates
This small retrospective exhibition of his work will show at Possum Gully Gallery during winter, starting July 1. The gallery is open weekends and public holidays from 11 am to 5 pm or by arrangement.
Possum Gully Fine arts Gallery,
428 Possum Gully Road,
Adelaide Lead 3465
PHONE: 03 5461 1775
Directions: Travel 4km from Maryborough towards Avoca on the Pyrenees Hwy,turn left at Possum Gully Gallery sign and follow bitumen for 4.5km
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