Exhibition: Dean De Landre, Daisy
I’ve always liked the daisy, the form, limited colour palette, associations with spring, warm sunny days; what’s not to like? This series is a homage to the daisy as an icon in both popular culture and our gardens. When I hear flowers, I think daisies, maybe others do too.
Dean De Landre is a painter interested in the intersection between nostalgia, popular culture and the natural world. Through appropriating found imagery along with his own, De Landre explores how nature is depicted within books, television, video games and other cultural ephemera. By removing these images from their original context there is the potential to experience them in a new-found way.
Dean De Landre currently lives in Torquay with his partner Solveig and his dog Pepper. He completed a double degree of arts/visual arts at Monash University in 2017 and is has recently completed an honours year at Deakin University in Geelong. Dean has exhibited in Melbourne, Sydney, overseas and has been a finalist in the Hornsby and Albany art prizes.
A celebration of the iconic and enduring daisy