Damien Baumgartner

Red Shift, 2014

acrylic & oil on canvas

90 x 120

From the artist

Since I could drive I have stopped my car countless times to see what animals have lain dead on and beside Tasmanian roadways. Their bodies form gruesome coastlines bordering the tides of hurried commuters. The joey plucked from its dead mother and which will feed the young of another species is testament to the many dead immature animals I have seen on my Northern Tasmanian road explorations.

Artist background

Lives and works in Launceston. Exhibiting since late 1990s Inlcuding group shws at QVMAG 2912 & Sawtooth ARI 2011. Finalist in Norville Art Prize 2010 & Mandorla Art Prize 2002.

Represented by Brave Gallery, Longford