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Title

Swamp 4 , from the series 'Swamp'

2000

Artist

Brent Harris

New Zealand, Australia

04 Oct 1956 -

  • Details

    Date
    2000
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    aquatint
    Edition
    artist's proof
    Dimensions
    79.5 x 49.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "BH 00".

    Credit
    Gift of Mark Grant 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gift's Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    578.2018.4
    Copyright
    © Brent Harris

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    Brent Harris

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    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.

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