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So for me, painting is the vehicle, the medium, of a very mysterious process.

IN HIS COLLINGWOOD studio, Nick Mourtzakis paints for himself. His diligent and disciplined approach to drawing and painting is driven by a cerebral pursuit to understand the form and structure in his compositions. In equal parts, emotion and instinct underpins his practice. Muted hues and sombre tones capture the essence of feeling within his pictures but do not distract from the technical quests. We spoke to him about his art practice, and all its disciplines.

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