WHAT
ONE HUNDRED AND TWO PAINTINGS FOR MUM AND DAD
19 FEBRUARY – 8 MARCH 2014

“Son, we need to talk…

You know that your mother and I love you but we just need to say this;

We’ve been proud of your shows these last 20 something years, the truck burial for me, the big dick - it’s been interesting – but we’re really worried about you. Don’t you think it’s time you listened to us, your parents?

We loved it when you painted with oils – maybe something that fits in a car?

Your father will take full responsibility. We just want you to be happy.”

“I’m learning jazz guitar”

what’s practice has encompassed painting, performance, sculpture and installation and often critiques the role of art and the artist in contemporary society. His work draws on his own life, popular culture, art, music, politics and religion and often provokes controversy as well as humour. He is a graduate of the National Art School, Sydney, and holds a Master of Arts from the University of Western Sydney. His recent solo shows have been held at the National Art School (major survery), Campbelltown Art Centre, Wollongong Art Gallery, Gallery 9 and Block Projects, Melbourne. In 2012 he was featured in the 18th Biennale of Sydney satellite exhibition, Transmission at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. His large gold leaf works hung at the centre of Contemporary Painting staged by Gallery 9 at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne in May 2013.