||Anna Schwartz Gallery at The Depot Gallery
2 Danks St, Waterloo (off Bourke Street), Sydney
Horace and Virgil offer us literary images of the rose's bloom and decay as a metaphor for the brevity of human life.
Stieg Persson's leaves are painted not in full bloom but as a crisp residue from our suburban streets; the biological is conflated with the stellar … the ordinary rendered ironically sublime through the archaic tradition of painting.
David O'Halloran, Backmasking: The Art of Stieg Persson, Glen Eira City Gallery, Victoria, 2001