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Iteration Part II


T J Bateson


Galleries 2, 4, 5 & 6

24 August - 11 September 2016

Opening Wednesday 24 August, 6.30-8pm

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Iteration Part II continues Tim’s exploration of innovating aesthetic qualities through mechanical processes of
Iteration Part I presented at Tacit earlier this year. But for Iteration Part II, he expands to incorporate print
medium alongside works on paper and canvas.

The presence of the machine, an apparatus that utilises mechanical power containing several parts each with a 
defined function, works together with the artist to perform multiple drawing tasks. Artists’ tools are as varied and 
plentiful as artists themselves: the reasoning behind their usage is just as diverse. For me, the attraction to 
tools was born out of a physical struggle to make art, the result of a temporary disability that introduced a new 
understanding of the automated/mechanical mark.

In the creation of the works in this particular exhibition, the machine-generated power transfers force to the paint, 
hitting the paper and, through gravity, a natural force shapes the ‘splat’ which in turn forms the drip. Repeated, 
layer-by-layer, the drawings are formed over time, each layer responding to the last and referring to the presence 
of the artist over time.



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