We recently visited artist Robert Malherbe at his Sydney studio in anticipation of an exhibition of his works due for late November.
Robert has carefully been creating a series of still life paintings revolving around the subject of flowers. These depictions are tender, contemplative and possess a complexity that isn’t obvious at first glance. In an interview with ABC for their Mental As… project, The artist explained that he finds that still life’s, and flowers in particular are very interesting to paint due to their ephemerality and the way that this quality positions them so exquisitely between life and death.
Robert was born in Mauritius in 1965 but migrated to Australia in 1971. A self-taught painter, he has been exhibiting his art since 1999. Robert lives in the Blue Mountains and works in Sydney.
His exhibition ‘Gathered In Spring’ will open in late November at Olsen Irwin works on paper, small paintings and sculpture, 40 Queen St.