Geoff Dyer

Old Country Midlands at Dusk, 2009

oil on Belgian linen

150 x 180cm

From the artist

The painting reveals a certain type of landscape on at a certain time of day – low toned, melancholy, an environment stripped of topsoil, denuded and bare. This landscape hovers between present vision and memory. It is a painting about life and death about paint as an expressive and primordial medium, and the elusive link between nature and art.

Artist background

Born Hobart 1947 where he lives and works. A multiple finalist in the Wynne and Archibald prizes. Winner of the Archibald in 2003. Represented in many major collections both in Australia and internationally.