theo koning

the latest issue,

12 july - 10 august 2019

Theo Koning is well known in Perth for his found object assemblages.

These objects, often collected whilst beach combing, or from verge collections or carpenters off-cuts, become transformed into elegant sculptures and installations in his expert hands. His artworks have had much in common with the Japanese notion of wabi-sabi - finding a quiet beauty in imperfections, and accepting the natural cycle of birth, growth, death and decay. Several works are coated in thick gesso, the forms beneath now mysterious and unknown. Other parts are left raw, or painted using a spare palette of colours.

His artist statement for The Latest Issue, like his artworks, is simplified and poetic:

The latest issue,
said...
How do you talk
about your work
when mostly it
arrives
intuitively?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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theo koning artwork
adjoin [part 1 + 2]
gesso, paint on wood
23 x 31 x 4.5cm + 24 x 31 x 4cm
2019
$1,400
theo koning artwork
lineal descent #1, 2, 3
paint on wood + canvas
110 x 130 x 16cm [overall]
$4,500
theo koning artwork
a wrong note played
paint on wood
62.5 x 35 x 3.5cm
2018
$1,500
theo koning artwork
missing pieces
gesso, paint on wood
21 x 32 x 3cm
2019
$750
theo koning artwork
monte blanc
paint on wood
19 x 19 x 2cm
2019
$500
theo koning artwork
the blue turtle
paper mache, gesso on wood
28 x 35 x 8cm
2018
$700
theo koning artwork
fruit bats
paint on wood + plywood
varied
2018
$2,400
theo koning artwork
nice blue
acrylic, gesso on wood + plywood
67 x 36 x 3cm
2018
$1,400
theo koning artwork
heirloom #11
paint on plywood
78.5 x 38.5 x 2.5cm
2018
$1,700
theo koning artwork
cutting
gesso on driftwood
25.5 x 49 x 21cm
2018
$900
theo koning artwork
it's not only black + white #10
acrylic on wood
15 x 26 x 4cm
2018
$550
theo koning artwork
it's not only black + white #13
sicalex on wood
48.5 x 4.5 x 6.5cm
2018
$500
theo koning artwork
it's not only black + white #17
acrylic on wood
46 x 21 x 3.5cm
2018
$500
theo koning artwork
it's not only black + white #19
acrylic on wood
18.5 x 25 x 4cm
2018
$550
theo koning artwork
it's not only black + white #28
gesso, acrylic on wood
14.4 x 14.2 x 5.5cm
2018
$500
theo koning artwork
it's not only black + white #39
gesso, acrylic on wood
27.5 x 22 x 4cm
2018
$550
theo koning artwork
it's not only black + white #44
paint on wood
45.5 x 39 x 8cm
2019
$850
theo koning artwork
it's not only black + white #45
acrylic on wood
17 x 20 x 4cm
2019
$500
theo koning artwork
red roofs
paint on wood
23 x 18.5 x 14.5cm
2018
$750
theo koning artwork
white 2 + 3 [purse]
paint on wood
25 x 20 x 15cm
2019
$750
theo koning artwork
crawl #1
gesso on wood
15 x 22.5 x 17cm
2018
$600
theo koning artwork
crawl #3
gesso on wood
18 x 24.5 x 5cm
2018
$600
theo koning artwork
crawl #2
gesso on wood
14 x 25 x 20cm
2018
$600
theo koning artwork
untitled #30 the right angle
gesso + paint on wood, mdf
31 x 22.5 x 4cm
2018
$600
theo koning artwork
creeper
gesso on driftwood
29 x 64 x 15cm
2018
$1,100
theo koning artwork
construction crossed
paint on wood
123 x 35 x 28cm
2018
$3,500
theo koning artwork
tilted
paint on wood
94.5 x 65 x 25cm
2019
$3,200
theo koning artwork
two way stretch
paint on wood + plywood
32 x 67 x 5.5cm
2019
$900
theo koning artwork
olive
paint on wood + natural olive wood
126 x 18 x 16.5cm
2018
$2,600
theo koning artwork
untitled [black + natural - black pet]
paint on wood
127 x 34.5 x 24cm
2018
$2,600
theo koning artwork
ruin
gesso on wood
93 x 36.5 x 16.5cm
2018
$3,000
theo koning artwork
circular steps
gesso on plywood
33 x 23.5 x 23.5cm
2018
$900
theo koning artwork
SMA + 5F black + white construction
paint on wood + plywood
108 x 34 x 24cm
2018
$3,200