Flowers II is the second solo exhibition of Sydney-based painter, Kaspar Kägi, at Michael Reid Sydney. After the success of Flowers last year – quickly earning the support of our broad collector base – the artist returned to his studio to develop further variations on the theme.
This much-awaited new show sees the reintroduction of orchids (craning upwards like triumphant marble figures) and poppies – gathered in careful equipoise – as signature subjects. We also find new directions from the artist, namely a beguiling depiction of a butterfly nestled among foliage at night and a charming portrait of his beloved cat.
Kägi’s paintings announce themselves quietly, and each exalts an impressive, delicate beauty.