Two Colours are a series of light-based works by Australian-based artist Brendan van Hek. These were exhibited at Anna Schwartz Gallery in Sydney for an exhibition titled Some Kind of Love Story.
The exhibition borrows its title from Arthur Miller’s 1982 play which probes the struggle for human connection, set within the plot of a murder case. Considered semi-autobiographical, the play draws upon deeply personal, emotional experience which generalises into universal questions of desire, loneliness and the unrequited. Similarly, Van Hek’s exhibition, while concerned with open-ended questions of love and the nature of relationships and empathy, also begins with personal experience and an ongoing investigation of identity. More broadly, the works in this exhibition illuminate the tension that exists in the physical, psychological and emotional distances between people.