Material: Oil on plexi, 2009
Photo: Carl Kleiner
The works in the series Best Before are more than abstract paintings. While the first impression of each of these works may be that they are simply explorations of shape and colour, it soon becomes apparent that there is in fact something familiar in the design of the works. Continuing with the early abstract tradition of using reality for the departure point for creating works and combining this with a pop sensibility that finds beauty in the banality of daily life, these works sit comfortably between the popular and the critical.