Yarralumla Shadows 1 by Petros Papoulis
I was taken with the shadows that were cast across the heavy supporting beams at the Aquatic Recreation Centre Yarralumla Bay. The strong sunlight allowed me to enjoy the geometry of the structure and I was keen to capture this transient moment. By employing frottage techniques (rubbing) and graphite, I was able to clearly show the grain of the timber.
Definition of Frottage: Frottage is the technique of obtaining textural effects or images by taking a rubbing from a rough surface, such as wood or concrete. This forms the basis for the artwork.
About the Artist
A Canberra-based artist and Queanbeyan teacher, Petros Papoulis creates mixed media works inspired by people, locations, and personal experiences.
His earlier works were assemblage pieces which combined found and made objects. Petros often incorporates the technique of Frottage, the technique of obtaining textural effects or images by taking a rubbing from a rough surface, such as wood or concrete, when creating his artworks. This forms the basis for the artwork. He currently uses a variety of media, with his primary processes being drawing and painting.
A finalist in the 2020 Goulburn Art Award, Petros has exhibited in selected group shows in N.S.W. and the A.C.T.
He has participated in virtual exhibitions and held solo exhibitions in Canberra and Queanbeyan.
His drawings, paintings and 3D artworks can be found in a number of private collections in Australia and in the public collection of the Goulburn Mulwaree Council.