An image of Court

Brent Harris

(New Zealand, Australia 04 Oct 1956 – )

Court

Location
Not on display
Further information

'Court' 1993 belongs to a series of coolly coloured and semi-abstract paintings by Melbourne-based artist Brent Harris. These works were the product of Harris's experimentation with pictorial space as well as his investigation into abstract concepts of space put forward by Deleuze and Guatteri in their seminal post-structuralist text 'A Thousand Plateaus' (1980). Harris's 'Court' is a tall and narrow picture featuring margins stained cerulean blue and a bulbous, concentric centre painted black and white. Its human scale and swollen forms are relative to the body and designed to foster an unconscious engagement between the work and its viewer. Indeed, Harris has acknowledged that 'Court' might represent: 'a space to lay down in, or lay a body in, or a doorway/portal to move through'.

Year
1993
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on linen
Dimensions
198.0 x 106.5 x 3.2 cm stretcher
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Fraser Hopkins 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
133.2018
Copyright
© Brent Harris