Flutter Claire Stening Claire Stening - Flutter
Flutter 2014
FlutterClaire SteningFlutter
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Balmy Claire Stening Claire Stening - Balmy
Balmy 2014
BalmyClaire SteningBalmy
acrylic on canvas
91 x 122 cm
Cloudy Claire Stening Claire Stening - Cloudy
Cloudy 2013
CloudyClaire SteningCloudy
acrylic on canvas
60 x 110 cm
Peaceful Claire Stening Claire Stening - Peaceful
Peaceful 2014
PeacefulClaire SteningPeaceful
acrylic on canvas
140 x 180 cm
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Study For Flutter Claire Stening Claire Stening - Study For Flutter
Study For Flutter 2014
Study For FlutterClaire SteningStudy For Flutter
Study For Flutter2014
acrylic on canvas
61 x 76 cm
Luminous Claire Stening Claire Stening - Luminous
Luminous 2014
LuminousClaire SteningLuminous
acrylic on canvas
61 x 122 cm
Suspended Claire Stening Claire Stening - Suspended
Suspended 2011
SuspendedClaire SteningSuspended
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
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
Chilli Claire Stening Claire Stening - Chilli
Chilli 2014
ChilliClaire SteningChilli
acrylic on canvas
61 x 122 cm
Measured Claire Stening Claire Stening - Measured
Measured 2014
MeasuredClaire SteningMeasured
acrylic on canvas
101 x 50 cm
Oyster Claire Stening Claire Stening - Oyster
Oyster 2014
OysterClaire SteningOyster
acrylic on canvas
61 x 122 cm
Installation View Claire Stening Claire Stening - Installation View
Installation View 2014
Installation ViewClaire SteningInstallation View
Installation View2014

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’