Fernando do Campo

Moving around on the island, 2014

acrylic on linen

100 x 180

From the artist

This work was made while undertaking a residency in Vienna and thinking about the internal movements that one undergoes while living on an island. While in Vienna, my distance from a shoreline became paramount; being land-locked made me feel more island-based that in any other location... I became extremely sensitive and nostalgic about coastlines. Having lived n many places throughout my life and remaining continually on the move, I maintain a commitment to redefining landscape through pictorial space. Shorelines and particularly the Tasmanian island are a key part of this quest.

Artist background

Borne Argentina 1987. Lives and works in Launceston, Tasmania. Exhibiting since 2009 including solo shows at Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Dawin 2014; Academy Gallery Launceston 2013; tcb Art Inc, Melbourne 2012; & First Draft ARI, Sydney 2012. Residencies inlcude BMUKK, Vienna 2013; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris 2012; Curator in Residence, Australian National University 2009. Recipient of Sir General John Monash Scholarship 2014.