An image of Swamp 1

Brent Harris

(New Zealand, Australia 04 Oct 1956 – )

Swamp 1, from the series 'Swamp'

Location
Study room
Further information

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.

Year
2000
Media
Print
Medium
aquatint
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
Accession number
578.2018.1
Copyright
© Brent Harris