Susie Dureau's landscape paintings provide the framework for the depiction of light. And while the landscapes are rooted in Australia, the light knows no nationality. It moves freely through the atmosphere and across all the world’s geographies rendering the scenes universal.
“Light is not like clay, you can’t form it with the hands, you can’t carve it away like wood, or chip it away like stone. We use light to illuminate other things but… light is not so much something that reveals, as it is itself the revelation” James Turrell
Dureau's work examines light as a subject and entity unto itself rather than an assumed component in the illumination of other subjects.
Light is the great collaborator. At once the illuminated and the illuminator, light is implicit in all that we perceive. Giving form and colour to the world around us it enables us to visually apprehend our environments - but light needs those same environments to be seen.