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Title

Swamp No. 6 (lavender)

2001


Artist

Brent Harris

New Zealand, Australia

04 Oct 1956 -


About

Harris’s works dwell somewhere between abstraction and peculiar figuration, incorporating elements of the surreal, such as automatic drawing and uncanny distillation of the figure. Immaculate surfaces, pristine edges and cropped forms are dominant features of his work.

Harris explores fluid forms in 'Swamp' - a major series of paintings, prints and drawings commenced at the end of 1998. Throughout the 'Swamp' series, shifting contrasts between positive and negative space emerge as the precisely rendered, dripping forms take on an emotional charge on a melancholic and mournful emotional spectrum.


Details


Date

2001


Media category

Print


Materials used

screenprint


Edition

working proof 2/2


Dimensions

175.5 x 95.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "BH '01".


Credit

Gift of Mark Grant 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gift's Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

576.2018


Artist information

Brent Harris

Works in the collection

53