SAMSTAG ALUMNI 1994

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ADS Donaldson
Born 1961, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The formal conventions evident in ADS Donaldson's monochromatic, nonobjective painting, might seem at first viewing to identify themselves as historicallybound, a mere restatement of familiar modernist tenet.

However, Donaldson's objects, though cognizant of their relativities, confront assumption through their very obviousness. Their capabilities and meanings are independent, resistant and elusive. These objects, quietly proffered, yet dynamic with tension, aspire to an original space of meaning and contemporaneity. This space is freshly contingent its transgressive capacity manifest challenging complacent perception.

Ross Wolfe from his Samstag essay, Chaos in Heavean

1993 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
1993 International Student, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark 
1988 Graduate Diploma (Visual Arts), Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney