“Earlier this year I was given a large private commission of 26 paintings for new houses in the Byron Bay area. The only instructions were to “keep it simple and abstract”. I enjoyed this challenge so much, that I decided to just continue on for my Boom show in much the same vein, but producing mostly smaller works. I found this whole experience quite liberating and I think got closer to the actual essence of something I’ve been searching for in my work for years.”
Jeff Raglus is one of a unique group of contemporary artists who divide their practice equally between music and the visual arts. Encompassing all that is pop, Jeff’s work constantly blurs the boundaries between fine and graphic art. He has worked for Mambo, Swatch Watches, The Arena Theatre company, Ansett Airlines and many more. Jeff has illustrated and written 6 children books, designed literally hundreds of posters and T-Shirt prints.
Jeff started painting in 1989 and has shown every year since then. He has exhibited with The Ray Hughes gallery in Sydney, The Nellie Castan Gallery in Melbourne, Qdos gallery in Lorne, The NGV (via the Mambo group shows), Bruce Heiser Gallery in Brisbane, Penny Contemporary in Hobart and many more.
Musically he has played, recorded and released albums with The Bachelors From Prague, The Black Sorrows, The Beachniks, The Feeling Groovies, Fogg, Rebecca Barnard, Ross McLennan, his own solo project and more recently Victoriana Gaye.
His playful art style sometimes has a mid-century vibe, but not one to succumb to retro nostalgia, Jeff always provides something new and fresh.
To see a full listing of Jeff’s work click here.
Boneyard runs until November 3rd.