Jason Cordero

I should not be here, 2009

oil on linen

84 x 183cm

From the artist

Hesitantly venturing to see the Gordon River dam, I was faced with the complex and incongruous duality of a beautiful engineering solution in a most exquisite location. The sky's breath caressed the slopes and the light danced across the moors amplifying the transience of my presence. The concrete infringements which had so concerned me seemed momentary, a passing blight in the face of eons.

Artist background

Born Adelaide 1973 where he lives and works. Exhibited in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney since 1995. Winner of John Leslie Art Prize 2010. Highly commended Heysen Prize 2009; Waterhouse 2009 & Glover Prize 2009. Has won people's choice awards at  Heysen Prize 2005 & 2007, Glover Prize 2007; Fleurieu Biennale 2008; John Leslie Art Prize 2012; R & M McGivern Prize 2012; & Alice Prize 2014;. Redgate Residencies, Beijing China 2015/16. Work held in collecitons of Artbank, Pariament House, Canberra and Gipplsand Art Gallery.

Represented by Colville Gallery, Hobart; Dickerson Gallery NSW; & Mossenson Galleries WA