Amber Claire Stening Claire Stening - Amber
Amber 2013
AmberClaire SteningAmber
Amber2013
acrylic on canvas
125 x 135 cm
SOLD 
Study For Collected Claire Stening Claire Stening - Study For Collected
Study For Collected 2013
Study For CollectedClaire SteningStudy For Collected
Study For Collected2013
acrylic on canvas
70 x 30 cm
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Scarlet Claire Stening Claire Stening - Scarlet
Scarlet 2013
ScarletClaire SteningScarlet
Scarlet2013
acrylic on canvas
90 x 180 cm
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Grey Claire Stening Claire Stening - Grey
Grey 2013
GreyClaire SteningGrey
Grey2013
acrylic on canvas
70 x 30 cm
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Velvet Claire Stening Claire Stening - Velvet
Velvet 2013
VelvetClaire SteningVelvet
Velvet2013
acrylic on canvas
80 x 130 cm
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Suspended Claire Stening Claire Stening - Suspended
Suspended 2011
SuspendedClaire SteningSuspended
Suspended2011
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
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Cloudy Claire Stening Claire Stening - Cloudy
Cloudy 2013
CloudyClaire SteningCloudy
Cloudy2013
acrylic on canvas
60 x 110 cm
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Perfume Claire Stening Claire Stening - Perfume
Perfume 2013
PerfumeClaire SteningPerfume
Perfume2013
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
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King Protea Claire Stening Claire Stening - King Protea
King Protea 2013
King ProteaClaire SteningKing Protea
King Protea2013
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
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Collected Claire Stening Claire Stening - Collected
Collected 2013
CollectedClaire SteningCollected
Collected2013
acrylic on canvas
100 x 50 cm
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Sepia Claire Stening Claire Stening - Sepia
Sepia 2013
SepiaClaire SteningSepia
Sepia2013
acrylic on canvas
80 x 130 cm
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Clear Claire Stening Claire Stening - Clear
Clear 2013
ClearClaire SteningClear
Clear2013
acrylic on canvas
60 x 110 cm
SOLD 

Surface. Texture. Shadow. The play of light on fabric, the transparency of glass, the softer structures of draped silk and the pure contours of ceramics, eggs or a pear. Painting the unique in the commonplace is Claire Stening’s obsession. Her compositions approach a calm, almost weightless monumentality, and her natural inclination toward a neutral palette adds contemporaneity to her work while also calling to mind the sublime paintings of Italian modernist Giorgio Morandi.

As a self-confessed “hoarder of the old and beautiful”, Stening paints still lifes in a harsher, whiter and more natural light than the creamy tonalities employed by the Old Masters. Her treatment of the enduring presence of objects that daily surround us continues the tradition of imbuing material reality with historical and symbolic importance. Strong elements of ‘today’, ‘here’, and ‘real’ are at play in her work, especially when she deftly depicts the worn surfaces of old copper pots or antique bottles with fresh, startling immediacy.

Claire received a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Communication from Chisholm Institute of Technology (now Monash University) in 1987, and has exhibited extensively throughout Australia. She was a finalist in the Portia Geech Memorial Award 2010 and was invited to show with the Salon Des Refusés each year from 2008-2010. Her work is held in numerous private collections. Carol Schwarzman

29 July 2014 – 16 August 2014
Claire Stening ‘Shutter Light’

20 August 2013 – 7 September 2013
Claire Stening ‘Recent Works’

7 August 2012 – 1 September 2012
Claire Stening ‘Into The Fold’

26 November 2011 – 17 December 2011
Summer Show

2 – 20 June 2009
Claire Stening ‘Recent Paintings’