Caroline Rothwell

Tasmanian Landscape (Urpflanze), 2017

carbon emissions, charcoal, acrylic binder, paint & copper on canvas & marine ply

180 x 120 cm

From the artist

This work explores Tasmania’s political and environmental landscape through the representation of flora and land using media taken form the industrial and natural landscape. The form is inspired by Goethe’s idea for a plant archetype – a single stem with endless species evolving from it. Here, the central stem is influenced by Glover’s lyrically painted eucalypts and flora endemic to Tasmania.

Artist background

Solo exhibitions and projects include MCA Sydney 2016, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia USA 2015; Future Perfect, Singapore 2013; Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria 2012; India Art Summit, New Dehli 2011; Internatinal Art Fir, Hong Kong 2009; and Dunedin Art Gallery, New Zealand 2000. Group shows include Biennale Ecuador 2016; Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge 2016; Casula Powerhouse 2016; Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, AGSA 2014; and University of Queensland Art Museum 2014.

Represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney & Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne