oil on linen
122 x 183cm
The Wilderness is not so much a place, but a manifestation of the ethereal, a freedom from the known, the constructed. The dual identity, both empirical and subliminal, it is the horizon – an illusion of the imagination, a portal to something other.
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