Ambrose Reisch

A m b r o s e   R e i s c h

The Enigma of ‘not understanding’ can be discomforting, but it is also reassuring, in that it proposes that there is more to know. It’s not what you see but ‘what you don’t see’ that extends the imagination.

Art allows us to investigate that which we consider, and that which we see and experience, in both the conscious and subconscious world. It is because of this extension through drawing and painting that the ‘irrational’ as image or idea can emerge as a contender for our attention.

Ambrose Reisch was born in Lindenberg, Germany. He studied classical drawing with Nerina Simi in Florence Italy in the early 70s and holds a Masters degree from the College of Fine Arts Sydney. In 2005, he completed a PhD on Still Life Painting at Newcastle University, NSW.   

He exhibits regularly and lectured at the National Art School Sydney. His work is represented in collections that include regional galleries, university collections and private collections.

Elected a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute in 2014, Ambrose Reisch lives on the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney, from which he derives his inspiration.

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