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Title

Court

1993

Artist

Brent Harris

New Zealand, Australia

04 Oct 1956 -

  • Details

    Date
    1993
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on linen
    Dimensions
    198.0 x 106.5 x 3.2 cm stretcher
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Fraser Hopkins 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    133.2018
    Copyright
    © Brent Harris

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  • About

    'Court' 1993 belongs to a series of coolly coloured and semi-abstract paintings by Melbourne-based artist Brent Harris. These works were the product of Harris's experimentation with pictorial space as well as his investigation into abstract concepts of space put forward by Deleuze and Guatteri in their seminal post-structuralist text 'A Thousand Plateaus' (1980). Harris's 'Court' is a tall and narrow picture featuring margins stained cerulean blue and a bulbous, concentric centre painted black and white. Its human scale and swollen forms are relative to the body and designed to foster an unconscious engagement between the work and its viewer. Indeed, Harris has acknowledged that 'Court' might represent: 'a space to lay down in, or lay a body in, or a doorway/portal to move through'.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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