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Title

Swamp 6, from the series 'Swamp'

2000


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

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

578.2018.5


Artist information

Brent Harris

Works in the collection

53