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Hidden memories, secret lives



Guy Warren


16 Apr 1921 –

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  • Details

    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
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Guy Warren

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    Guy Warren

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  • About

    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

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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