Arthur Bannon / Beast

P1010999 P1020001We are delighted to again exhibit the work of Arthur Bannon. After a decade based in New York overseeing a highly successful advertising company Bannon has returned home to Victoria, changed his name, and decided to focus on his true passion – making art.

Beast is a group of painterly images of animals, exploring ideas around existence, survival and liberty. A survival that hinges on the balance of freedom and fear.
This idea parallels itself in Bannon’s work, with finding the balance between abstraction and representation.

“The desire to be free, but to convey. This is never more evident than in my image making process. Each image begins as an extensively planned sketch. I then translate the sketch to a painting, applying the paint as freely as I can. During the translation process I put the plans away and paint purely from what I feel the painting needs. It’s at this point I feel most conflicted – liberated by the possibilities, constrained by the form.”

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opening Friday 11 Sept 5:30 – 8pm

Beast / 10 Sept – 3 Oct

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