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An image of Hidden memories, secret lives by Guy Warren

Guy Warren

(Australia 16 Apr 1921 – )

Hidden memories, secret lives
Media category
Materials used
synthetic polymer paint on canvas

160.0 x 360.0 cm stretcher

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, pink oil "Guy Warren". Not dated.
Patrick White Bequest Fund 2006
Accession number
© Guy Warren
Not on display
Further information

My paintings frequently shift between the figurative and the abstract as they experiment with the placement of figures in a landscape. My themes are mythology and the metaphors we construct in order to make sense of man in nature - and, equally, the presence of nature in man.

'Hidden memories, secret lives' retains many of my previous concerns but also makes reference to personal and universal journeys, and to notions of loss, regret and secrets, and to aloneness and separation - the things of everyday life. These issues are personal and yet common to all of us. To a greater or lesser degree, in one way or another we share them all.

Guy Warren, 2006

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006

Exhibition history (1)

Guy Warren: memories & dreams, Annandale Galleries, Annandale, Aug 2006 -