Neil Haddon

After the burn (a new landscape emerges), 2015

enamel & oil paint on aluminium,

150 x 120

From the artist

This painting shows ‘high vis’ figures as they move in and out of a barely defined, smoke shrouded landscape. The ‘new landscape’ in the title is not so much the regrowth that occurs after the burn, but more the hazy, disorientating environment of the recently finished burn – a landscape that is difficult to place. The painting has been painted and sanded back several times, each time leaving a residue of its previous state. I think of these revealed topographies as layers of my migration from the UK via Spain to Australia.

Artist background

Born Epsom, Surrey, UK in 1967. Moved to Tasmania in 1996 after living in Barcelona, Spain for six years. Lives and works in Hobart. Exhibiting since 1990 in UK, Spain and Australia including 'Theatre of the World', MONA 2012, and other group shows at TMAG 2011, National Gallery of Victoria 2010, and Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne 2009. Finalist in Fleurieu 2008, Tidal Devonport Art Award 2006, and City of Hobart Art Prize 2005. Winner of Poimena Art Award 2005. Work held in collections of NGV, TMAG, City of Wyalla, Devonport Regional Gallery & Gold Coast Arts Cesntre.

Represented by Bett Gallery, Hobart & Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne