Join artists James Lieutenant and Kate Vasallo as they discuss their installation, Mistints.
Mistint paint is that which has been incorrectly mixed by a paint store and is consequently useless for its intended purpose. However, for Canberra-based artistic collaborators, James Lieutenant and Kate Vassallo, mistint paint is an abject material with inherent potential. The Mistints project has been conceived at CMAG in response to the buildingâ€™s architecture and civic environment. The site-responsive nature of this project and its use of unique paint colours, which have been sourced from local stores around Canberra, results in a work of art which can never be repeated.
Graduates of the ANU School of Art, James Lieutenant and Kate Vassallo are a collaborative duo working across Canberra and Sydney. While they also each make artwork separately, the focus of their collaborative projects is a homage to past art movements. While sampling elements of past works, they are also keenly aware of placing these ideas into the hybrid â€˜contemporary artâ€™ context. Their current focus is on Minimalism, Op Art, Pop and Abstraction.