At Moran Gallery Sylvania daily from 13 June to 29 September 2019 inc.
Entry is free.
Otto Kuster and Remy Lorken are masters of palette knife painting. A palette knife is commonly made from metal with wooden handle, with a large bend in the middle to keep the artist’s hand away from the wet paint. The knife, which is usually pear, diamond or trowel shaped, is capable of producing textured, impasto work and sweeping areas of flat colour or tiny shapes of coloured paint.
Otto Kuster was born in 1941 in Karlsbad, Bohemia (Czech Republic) and commenced studying art at the age of 14 years at the Kempten Studio of Josef Mayer of the Munich Academy. He migrated to Australia in 1960, travelling across the country, before settling in southern Sydney. His experiences throughout the country have inspired him to capture the atmosphere, the mood, the colour and the everyday life that is Australia.
Remy Lorken was born in 1940 in Manila, Philippines. In 1963 while travelling through Europe she met her husband and together they migrated to Australia in 1967 and moved to Bonnet Bay in southern Sydney. A life-long interest in art and craft was further encouraged by friend Otto Kuster, whose birthday gift of oil paints, canvas boards and a palette knife in 1985 led to her becoming an artist.
Together, Remy and Otto, along with fellow artist Jim Flood, formed ‘The Palette Knife Painters of Sutherland Shire’ in 2001. Over ten years they held a number of exhibitions together, sharing a love of art and building life-long friendships.
Otto Kuster, Sydney Harbour from Vaucluse, oil on canvas, 56 x 76 cm
Remy Lorken, Como Hotel, oil on canvas, 40.5 x 51 cm