Since the 1980s, Eugene Carchesio has produced small scale drawings, watercolours and minute cardboard sculptures. Carefully placed elements of geometric abstraction and figurative symbolism coalesce within his compositions, forming an ontological space emptied of the clutter of everyday life. Carchesio is unconcerned with durability, instead favouring the fragility and uncertainty of ephemeral materials such as matchboxes and paper ephemera. His quietly focused, intimate works stand in contrast to increasingly glossy, inflated modes of contemporary art and provide us with moments of welcome reprieve amid the chaos of modern life.
Select solo exhibitions: from here to here…, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2021; Conscious Intuition, Eugene Carchesio and Diena Georgetti, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2019; The Ventriloquist (vol.2) Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2019; The Ventriloquist, Milani Gallery, Brisbane, 2018; The NO-BETWEEN, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2017; Mystics and Prophets, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2015; 21 years in this space – works from the museum of contemporary $ilence [melbourne division], Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2013; Stars ignite between the death of mountains, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2011; Someone’s Universe: The Art of Eugene Carchesio, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 2008; everything takes time takes everything, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2006; Heliocentricities, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, 2002.