The Geometric Figures express Paul Dibble’s ongoing interest in the aesthetics of pure forms. They were first produced in the late 90s and in early 2000 and signified a shift from works which had used a more narrative basis of themes. The works are all figurative in content with the human form reduced to simple geometric shapes. Some of the works have straight or bowed props seeming to support the shapes. The mathematical forms give the works a cool surreal elegance yet at the same time the figures are highly gestural, reflecting a strong sense of humanity.
The Geometric Figures celebrates 20 years of working with the figure. Read the publication produced for the occasion of the exhibition here.
On Saturday 18 March the Gallery will be open from 6-10pm as part of Auckland Festival's White Night