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Title

Court

1993


Artist

Brent Harris

New Zealand, Australia

04 Oct 1956 -


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'.


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


Artist information

Brent Harris

Works in the collection

53


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history