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Jack Combe

Sydney Secondary College, Blackwattle Bay Campus

Artwork title
Dillusions
HSC year
2016
ARTEXPRESS year
2017
Expressive form
Painting
Artist’s statement

When you look outside, buildings and cityscapes form the landscape of our modern lives. As a society we have moved away from the natural topography of our surroundings, and into a digital age where our cities seem to engulf us. This mirrors my childhood journey, moving from the country to the city, changing my landscape as I disconnected from one and connected with the other. I created the first piece of my work using only a palette knife, inspired by Philip Wolfhagen. The second, a landscape obstructed by glass. The third, an urban photographic image overlayed onto the original painting.

Influencing artists:
Philip Wolfhagen