The ambiguity of Gill’s art could be identified in opposition to the neatly defined parameters of traditional artistic practices. The haze, smoke and dynamism of Gill’s paintings obscure the boundaries of the objects they are born from. Despite each piece emerging from images of Victorian flora, the collection rejects standardised understandings of how the Australian landscape should be painted. Gill’s process involves the creation of the painting in a distinct form, followed by the integral disruption of its clarity. Through warping realism into something emotive and non representative, the destruction of the paintings has become vital to their final regenerative form.
– Marni Elder, 2021
(excerpt from exhibition catalogue essay for Pigeon)
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