Adam Oste captures the golden light and warmth of an Australian summer. A sense of immediacy permeates the works as Oste paints outdoors, en plein air, rendering the transient patterns of light and shade he sees before him. Beginning with a bright base ground of orange, golden yellow or bougainvillaea pink, these colours inflect the following painterly layers to conjure the hot light and colours of an Australian summer. Each work forms a vignette of a moment, yet in his warmth of handling, Oste allows us to share his perspective and each image melds with our own memories into the perpetual summers of the mind.
Adam Oste is an emerging Sydney artist. Oste graduated from UNSW Art & Design with a B. Fine Arts and B. Education (Secondary) in 2016. Oste was recently a finalist in the 2017 Kilgour Prize. He has had two solo shows, Terra Laudet at Clifton School of Arts and Black Gold Gallery (2015) and Lines on the Land at Space 44 Gallery (2015).