David Freney-Mills creates a contemplative art through exploring the visual properties of text. Through fragmenting and repeating the text he creates abstract arrangements that convey a sense of flux and transformation. Freney-Mills’ paintings are akin to organisms made up of accumulated layers and traces of decisions. In different paintings the text overlaps in chance combinations, weaving throughout the atmospheric surfaces created by the artist. His main artistic influences are reductive abstraction as well as visual art traditions from the East Asian region; such as ink painting, calligraphy, and dye art. David Freney-Mills is a Melbourne based artist, and currently works from his studio at the Hawthorn Arts Centre as an artist-in-residence. Freney-mills received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from RMIT University in 1994 and later completed a Post Graduate Diploma at Victorian College of the Arts in 2005. In 2019 he took part in the SUMUK Ink painting residency in Haenam, South Korea and exhibited there also. Freney-Mills has also exhibited widely in Melbourne, his most recent solo exhibition ‘A Reign of Green – Green Rain House’ was held at ACAE Gallery (Australia China Art Exchange). He has work in both public and private collections in Australia, Europe and South Korea.