John Honeywill’s paintings are often described as realist. He removes objects from their context and presents them to us isolated, commanding in their silence. Their intriguing qualities come not from their suggested narrative, but of the stark sense of light, colour and luminosity they convey. Stripped of all story-telling levers, Honeywill offers his viewers what might be understood as a pure distillation of presence.
Opening on Thursday 25th of August, John Honeywill’s Michael Reid Sydney exhibition assembled twenty-six new paintings.