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Jack Combe Dillusions

Work by Jack Combe
Work by Jack Combe
Work by Jack Combe
Work by Jack Combe

When you look outside, buildings and cityscapes form the landscape of our modern lives. As a society we have moved away from the natural topography of our surroundings, and into a digital age where our cities seem to engulf us. This mirrors my childhood journey, moving from the country to the city, changing my landscape as I disconnected from one and connected with the other. I created the first piece of my work using only a palette knife, inspired by Philip Wolfhagen. The second, a landscape obstructed by glass. The third, an urban photographic image overlayed onto the original painting.

Influencing artists:
Philip Wolfhagen


Sydney Secondary College, Blackwattle Bay Campus



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