October 24, 2012
Whilst going through my photographic archives in relation to Bowden and Port Adelaide I came across Mandy Martin's 1980s industrial paintings.
Mandy Martin, Powerhouse 3, 1982, oil on canvas
What appealed in this expressionist representation of the industrial world were the strong and highly declarative colours---the bright blues and high oranges against the sombre tones of grey--- structured around the strong geometric forms.
Mandy Martin, Briquette Factory Site 1989, oil on canvas