Raymond Arnold

I gave Jamie, the young artist with Aspergers, a book on Escher for Christmas, 2016

acrylic on linen

102 x 153 cm

From the artist

As the miner cleaves and separates rock from the precious mineral I paint. As the acid laden creeks and lifeless rivers bubble and froth their way to the sea I paint. As the remnant mountain orchid struggles to bloom on the wasted, gravelly surface I paint. Between ‘the issue and the return’, as in the Escher image, I paint.

Artist background

Born Melbourne 1950. Lives and works in Queenstown, Tasmania. Has had 54 solo exhibitions and been in 126 group exhibitions nationally and in London, France, Scotland and Washington USA since 1977. Winner of the Glover Prize 2007. Represent in many national, state and regional gallery collections in Australia and major institutions in France, UK and USA.Tasmanan nomination for Australia Day Local Hero awards for work with LARQ.

Represented by Bett Gallery, Hobart; & Australian Galleries, Melbourne