Backwoods Gallery
25 Easey Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia. 3066

Director , Alexander Mitchell 
Curator,  Sean Carroll

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Phone – (03) 9041 3606

Backwoods Gallery
Thursday ~ Friday : 15:00 ~ 18:00
Saturday ~ Sunday : 12:00 ~ 18:00

 

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APOCALYPSE
BY
JONATHAN GUTHMANN
AUGUST 14-23

APOCALYPSE by JONATHAN GUTHMANN

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This body of work, simply but appropriately titled “Apocalypse” consists of a series of images based on the last book of the Bible: Revelation. This late first century visionary text purports to describe a series of prophetic visions delivered to an imprisoned Christian apostle, who reveals himself in the text as “John”. The visions contain some of the most vivid, powerful and at times disturbing images in our literary heritage. Guthmann, himself a student of the critical study of religion, is currently working on a written thesis which evaluates the cultural and literary background of the text of the Apocalypse, and he now gives new life to this story in a series of dynamic illustrations created over a two year period.

The artist first gained significant notoriety for his crudely themed yet meticulously executed drawings of penises on newspapers, documented in the infamous phenomenon of Drawing Dicks on the Herald Sun, and has in this body of work opted for the inclusion of a minor deviation from traditional representations of the Apocalypse.

The moderate twist? Guthmann’s Apocalypse is replete with images of erect phalluses. At times their appearance is incidental, at others they have seem to have become instruments of divine wrath, and in yet others they appear to be the primary object of dynamic end-time theophanies or appearances of God. Here the Apocalypse is, with the aid of the artist’s hand, transfigured into an Acockalypse; the implications for interpretation are limitless.

Interestingly, Guthmann insists that while the work could very easily be construed as merely poking fun at the Biblical text, and appears to betray an overt subversion of the claimed authority of the text, it is a mistake to think that for him the Biblical text has become the object of derision or ridicule. Rather, the text requires new modes of interpretation, which the addition of the male reproductive organ allows for.

The series has been created using a traditional and time-consuming medium, the use of which extends back to the late renaissance: etching. Etching involves embedding an image onto a sheet of metal using a variety of instruments and chemicals, the sheet then becoming a sort of template from which prints are made by applying ink to it and manually running it through a large Intaglio press.

 

Melbourne-based fine artist, Jonathan Guthmann, will explore the idea of the Apocalypse, especially that described by the book of Revelation at his sophomore exhibition “Apocalypse” at Backwoods Gallery, Collingwood, opening on the 14th August 2015.

Guthmann says although he would not describe himself as a religious person, his studies and academic qualifications in theology, mythology and associated ancient languages, allow him to examine and convey through his art some of the perennial questions behind conventional religion.

My imagery borrows heavily from the worlds of ‘mythical forms and phenomena’, because behind them lies the story of humanity’s relentless quest to both find and create meaning for itself,” he says. “Whether we come from a religious background or not, it doesn’t mean the questions that surround religion aren’t there. Because many of us are no longer satisfied with the conventional religions’ answers to existential problems, that doesn’t necessarily imply these questions no longer exist or warrant being addressed. Put in simple terms, much of my work is an attempt to get people thinking about the fact that theology once served as the primary means of addressing the great existential problems such as life beyond death, the existence of a deity or supernatural entities, our place within the cosmos etc.

It is the artist’s hope that the work is at once informative for those with an interest in mytho-religious symbols, and that it ultimately encourages viewers to examine how they themselves address these questions.

 

‘Apocalypse’ by Jonathan Guthmann opens at Backwoods Gallery Friday August 14th from 6pm and continues until Sunday August 23rd.

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LUSH at Banksy’s Dismaland

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LUSH at Banksy’s Dismaland

Our good mate LUSH has some great new work in Banksy’s latest work ‘Dismaland’ over in the UK. LUSH has been busy secretly working on the project for months. Check out some new photos of his work below.

ROCKGROUP by SHEONE & OTWO

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Announcing ROCKGROUP
by SHEONE & OTWO

We are very pleased to formally announce our next exhibition at Backwoods Gallery – ‘ROCKGROUP by SheOne & Otwo. The two UK based artists with strong roots in graffiti will be exhibiting bold new works on paper and canvas, opening Friday September 4th from 6pm.

SheOne’s unique brand of Abstract Typography is rooted deep in the new wave graffiti era of early eighties New York, however his trademark strokes and bold expressive approach to image making put him firmly in the present. His paintings are a constant re-rendering of now. Hip, data injected splats and over sprays, accurate spills and bloodloss ornamentation reveal a deliberate and complex layered story. His works relay an emotional argot, mapped out in a highly personal and stylised shorthand, derived from years of acute mark making.

Sheone is of the pioneering generation of English artists to work exclusively in spray paint, committing works to unruly curator free environments and eventually transferring this aesthetic style and medium to canvas.

Sheone began to make works on canvas in tandem with his wall painting as a reaction to the transient nature and short lifespan of such works in the early 90’s. In recent years he has managed to successfully transfer the scale and energy of illegal street painting into the well lit confines of the gallery creating international exhibitions and site specific installations.

He says “I was fortunate to start making graffiti as a teenager, fortunate because spray paint and the application of graffiti, unlike today, had no legitimate artistic legacy and so I was free from any preconceived critique of my approach to image making”.

James Carey, also known as O.Two, creates work based on abstractions of the written type-form. Working initially with spray-paint on large scale murals, the artist has built a working process that when applied to canvas, lures the viewer into mists of dark, ambient colour illuminated by bold, abstract gestures, appropriated slogans and wordplay, offering glimpses of the guilty rhythms, hooded themes and veiled motives layered within the work – intricate adaptations of distant teenage delinquency, off-key philosophies and blurry mementoes.

More information on ‘ROCKGROUP’ coming soon

ROCKGROUP by Sheone and OTWO opens at Backwoods Gallery Friday 4th September from 6pm.

New Twoone mural work

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New Twoone mural work

Our good friend Hiroyasu ‘TWOONE’ Tsuri has been busy painting in the European summer. He’s sent us some great new photos, check them out below.


‘Run till die/Sink or swim’
Urban Spree, Berlin. 2015.


‘Run till die/Sink or swim’
Urban Spree, Berlin. 2015.

 

 

‘Run till die/Sink or swim’
Urban Spree, Berlin. 2015.


Istanbul, 2015.


Istanbul, 2015.


Istanbul, 2015.

Istanbul, 2015.

New Stockroom Catalogue Acquisitions

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New Stockroom Catalogue Acquisitions

 

We have just acquired a fantastic collection of artwork by the Japanese painter Kenta Senekt. Senekt relocated to Melbourne from Tokyo in 2013 and has since become an active member of Melbourne’s street art scene, painting large murals across the city. These new works stem from Senekt’s new found inspirations in Melbourne, and express the change he has felt existing in this new city, inter-mixing with his existence and experience in Japan.

 

 

James Reka in Paris

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Reka Mural in Paris

Our good friend James Reka has just completed his largest work to date. A mural spanning over 30 metres tall and 10 metres wide in Paris’ 13th District. Reka’s mural has drawn a lot of attention in the city over the last few days and has been featured in the popular newspaper ‘Le Parisien’. Read the full article here.

Check out the process photos below.

 

 

TWOONE: NEW BERLIN STUDIO WORKS

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TWOONE, BERLIN STUDIO CATALOGUE



A new catalogue of previously unseen work from Twoone’s Berlin studio is now available. Included is a range of work on paper, wood and glass produced in 2015. Twoone’s latest offerings explore a range of new themes like psychology, anthropology and the structure of nature, all inspired by his memories.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCING: HIDDEN CHAMPIONS OF TOKYO

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HIDDEN CHAMPIONS OF TOKYO


 
 

HIDDEN CHAMPIONS OF TOKYO is on display at Backwoods Gallery from the 17th – 26th of July and will feature work from twenty artists at the forefront of Tokyo’s contemporary art community.

 

JUN INOUE. K-NARF. KAMI & SASU. MADSAKI. MARK DREW. MASAHO ANOTANI. MHAK. NAO NOZAKA. RYUCHI OGINO. SENEKT. SHOHEI OTOMO. SHOHEI TAKASAKI. SHUN KAWAKAMI. TOHR. TOSHIKAZU NOZAKA. USUGROW. YASUMASA YONEHARA. YOSHIMITSU UMEKAWA. YUMA YOSHIMURA.

 

 
 
THE HIDDEN CHAMPIONS OF TOKYO

As part of my curatorial career, I consider myself fortunate to have been able to spend the last decade working with communities of artists in both Melbourne and Tokyo.

Despite the economic, language and population differences between Melbourne and Tokyo I’ve been able to observe that the art communities of the two cities share a great number of elements. Until recently i’ve found myself passing off the factors that contribute to the remarkable cultural similarities between the two communities by saying that the two cities share the same “vibe”.

I relocated to Europe three years ago, splitting my time between my gallery in Melbourne, a residency program in Tokyo and domestic life in Lyon. Maybe this change of perspective has been the catalyst for looking at the similarities between Melbourne and Tokyo in a new way. I’m no longer satisfied with the simplistic explanation and want to explore the question in more detail. The first step that I see in this process is to gather the evidence for analysis. That is the basis of this exhibition.

I like to have a long term goal in mind when I curate an exhibition. For example, the A Study Of… series is a decade long project which aims to create an archive of artistic studies of various subjects by leading contemporary artists.

Hidden Champions of Tokyo is the first step in an equally ambitious enterprise, a series or projects which aim to explore the essence of Tokyo’s emerging art scene, the contributing elements, artists and various dialogues at work within the city and create a reference for understanding the scene in its historical context.

The artists selected for this first exhibition represent a cross-section of Tokyo’s art community, with a focus on urban contemporary, photography and illustration. They form a matrix of connections and an artistic dialogue that, in my opinion, represents the forefront of Tokyo’s contemporary art scene. I hope that once the collection has been gathered we will be able to present viewers with a resource for further directing and understanding the community.

– Alexander Mitchell,
Backwoods Gallery Director

 


Image: Shohei Otomo – ‘Syaraku Acid’, 2015


 

TWOONE BERLIN OPEN STUDIO RECAP

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TWOONE, BERLINE OPEN STUDIO RECAP



For the first time since arriving in Berlin, Twoone hosted an Open Studio in conjunction with the 48 Hours Neukölln weekend spanning from June 26 – June 28th.

Some new and old works including paintings, sculptures, flags, and acrylic glass pieces were on display.

Twoone’s new A4 book entitled LICHT/PIGMENT, Hiroyasu Tsuri is also now available for purchase with a limited print edition of 200. This new book showcases an extensive range of acrylic sheet and light artwork as well as various mural pieces, and some recent work from solo exhibitions during 2014 in London and Melbourne. More details here.

 

  

SHUN KAWAKAMI ON NHK TELEVISION

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Shun Kawakami ‘Landscape’
As Japan’s leading young art directors, Backwoods artist, Shun Kawakami’s client list includes brands such as Issey Miyake, Uniclo, Starbucks, Adobe Japan and Audi.

Shun Kawakami was recently featured on NHK Television’s Design Talk Plus (http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/tv/designtalksplus/) to share his insight on design, art and branding, we have some behind the scenes images from the shoot.

Shun Kawakami is currently planning his next exhibition at Backwoods, opening this September. The exhibition will span across Backwoods and our new city space, including multimedia installations. More info about it soon.

 


Shun Kawakami – ‘Snowland’

Tax deductions on art purchases

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100% Tax Deductions before June 30


Ghostpatrol and Twoone – ‘Further Out’ (Detail)

100% TAX DEDUCTIONS ON ARTWORKS UPTO $20,000

The Treasurer announced on budget night:

All small businesses will get an immediate tax deduction for any individual assets they buy costing less than $20,000. This $20,000 limit applies to each individual item. Small businesses can apply this $20,000 rule to as many individual items as they wish.
These arrangements start Budget night and continue until the end of June 2017.

Businesses with an annual turnover under $2 million can claim immediate tax deductions for as many sub-$20,000 purchases as they make between 7:30pm on budget night and June 30!

This is a huge increase from the previous instant asset write-off threshold of $1,000, If you’re lobby, office, restaurant or bar is in need of new artwork, now is the time to buy!

There is still time to claim the deduction this financial year if the art is delivered and paid for by 30 June 2015.

The new Backwoods Stockroom catalogue is available here.


Twoone – Heihachi “I always fight myself”

 

 

 

BACKWOODS STOCKROOM CATALOGUE

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Stabs – Jungle Massive XXX (Detail)

Stockroom Catalogue now available

Over the years, Backwoods has amassed up an impressive collection of work. After weeks of careful cataloguing and photography, our stockroom is finally available, for the first time, as a complete catalogue. The Stockroom catalogue spans over dozens of exhibitions with something for everyone.

 


C215 – ‘Don’t Panic’


Ghostpatrol – ‘Terraform Relocator’
Jun Inoue ‘Byobu’
Dave Kinsey – ‘Eyes 3′


Augustine Kofie – ‘Arctic Infrastructure’


Shida – ‘Untitled J’

 

 

 

 

Announcing: BACKWOODS BASECAMP

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ANNOUNCING: BACKWOODS BASECAMP

ST JEROMES HOTEL,
MELBOURNE CBD

Nestled atop the iconic Melbourne Central building on Swanson Street rests our new gallery space – ‘Backwoods Basecamp’.

The gallery resides within the grounds of the newly constructed ‘glamping’ location – St Jerome’s – The Hotel.

We will be holding month long exhibits in the space and the exhibitions may be viewable by hotel guests, or by appointment only.

Currently on show now at Backwoods Basecamp is a collection of Twoone’s lightboxes and coloured pencil drawings entitled ‘X-Ray Series’. We will have more information about this new project coming soon, stay tuned for details.

 

BACKWOODS BASECAMP
Level 3
271 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne
Australia
(03) 9041 3606

 

 

 

Ricochet by DEM 189

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Ricochet by DEM 189

Up next at Backwoods Gallery we are hosting DEM 189. An established graffiti artist, born in Lebanon and spending much of his time in France before settling in Melbourne. His detailed, mechanical styles adorn walls around the globe. His new show entitled ‘Ricochet’ will feature a gallery installation as well as works in various media on paper and canvas. DEM 189’s detailed line work and unique style has earned him a reputation in many circles as one of the best. Don’t miss his first Australian solo show.

DEM189’s show ‘Ricochet’ opens at Backwoods Gallery Friday June 19th from 6pm.

 

Born in the late 70’s in Beirut (Lebanon), he was quickly confronted to chaos and hysteria. Tarek aka Dem189 had to learn the limits of a city at war. Confined at home, during most of his free time outside school, he had to develop his own creative universe. From Lego to drawing, he built his own fantasies. Fascinated by war, he also lays on paper his fantasised weapons and war crafts, genesis to his future work.

In 1989 Dem moved to Paris, and discovered a whole new biotope with different rules and cultures. Ecstatic and overwhelmed by the prospect of this new life, Dem launched into graffiti in his early teens. Integrating various movements from punk rock to heavy metal, electro to hip-hip, switching from one to the other, he developed his own style.

Over the last 7 years, Dem has been working on paintings and installations in an abstract style, parallel to his graffiti world. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Moebius, Lebbeus Woods, Crumb… as well as urban architecture and decay.

His style is unpredictably diverse.Passed 30, Dem still refuses to limit himself to any particular movement. His inspirations and influences are countless. He focuses on exploring many sub-cultures. Urban by essence, he finds what inspires him roaming the streets, and allows himself to experiment with any technique and tools. His work in recent years has left the shores of lettering to venture into the realms of illustration and abstraction.

A Study of Camouflage Review

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REVIEW: A STUDY OF CAMOUFLAGE

Opening night of A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

OPENING NIGHT REVIEW

A MASSIVE THANKS to the many folks who came to the opening of A Study of Camouflage. It has been many months in the works, from behind the scenes preparations, collecting and framing artwork and literally constructing the space  into an art gallery with the amazing Guy Matthews. We could not imagine a better host, thanks for the amazing space and help Guy.

A Study of Camouflage is open everyday, extended warehouse gallery hours below:
Monday – Friday: 3pm – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

A Study of Camouflage is located at: Level 2, 5 Easey Street, Collingwood. The exhibition run until Sunday June 7th. Here are some photos from the opening night. Enjoy.

A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

Opening night of A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

Opening night of A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

Opening night of A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

Opening night of A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

Opening night of A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

Opening night of A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

Opening night of A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

Opening night of A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

Opening night of A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

Opening night of A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

Opening night of A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

Opening night of A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

Opening night of A Study Of Camouflage at Backwoods Gallery.

A STUDY OF CAMOUFLAGE WAREHOUSE EXHIBITION

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THIS WEEK: A STUDY OF CAMOUFLAGE

Backwoods Gallery proudly presents A Study of Camouflage – a new show within the A Study of… exhibition series.

A Study of Camouflage brings together some of the leading contemporary artists whose art, in some way, touches the subject of camouflage. In collaboration with DPM-Studio (Disruptive Pattern Material), our concept seeks to deconstruct the dominant perception of camouflage from its military driven narrative, and to bring back the camouflage patterns to its natural roots. Camouflage is usually linked with military uniforms and inherently with violence and rigorousness. However, camouflage patterns are much more than a simple military feature. Its different forms can be observed and understood as an artistic product, both in terms of aesthetics and conceptuality.


‘Jodorowsky Explorer Series 1′ by Kes Acorn

‘Persimman’ by Jon Fox

‘No One’ by Jaybo Monk

‘Snowland’ by Shun Kawakami
‘BNP 0.8 Camouflage’ by TwoOne

 

 

Each artist participating in A Study of Camouflage uses the concept of camouflage in different ways. The artists featured in the show are:

Aaron de la Cruz, Acorn, Alexander Mitchell, Ashley Wood, Augustine Kofie, Beastman, Clemens Behr, Hardy Blechman, James Greenaway, Jaybo Monk, Jon Fox, Jun Inoue, Kano Hollamby, K-narf, Madsaki, Mark Bode, Mark Drew, Masaho Anotani, MoneyLess, Nelio, O-Two, Petro, Raphael Sliks, Remi Rough, ROA, Senekt, SheOne, Shida, Shohei Takasaki, Shun Kawakami, Slicer, Stabs, Stephen Ives, TwoOne & Yusk Imai.

 

A STUDY OF CAMOUFLAGE, 
Will open on Friday, May 29th, on display until Sunday, June 7th.
A Study Of Camouflage will be presented at Level 2, 5 Easey Street, a pop-up space next door to Backwoods Gallery.

 

Email sales@backwoodsgallery.com for the exhibition catalogue.

Nelio: Back & Forth Review

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Nelio: Back & Forth Review

A big thanks to all that made it through Nelio’s recent show ‘Back & Forth’. Here are some selected behind the scenes photographs from the production and opening of the exhibition.

Installation of Back and Forth by Nelio at Backwoods Gallery

Installation of Back and Forth by Nelio at Backwoods Gallery

Installation of Back and Forth by Nelio at Backwoods Gallery

Installation of Back and Forth by Nelio at Backwoods Gallery

Installation of Back and Forth by Nelio at Backwoods Gallery

Announcing: A Study of Camouflage

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NEXT AT BACKWOODS

A STUDY OF CAMOUFLAGE

Backwoods Gallery proudly presents A Study of Camouflage – a new show within the A Study of… exhibition series.

This is the fourth exhibition in row in the long-term project consisting of annual shows that focus on different study subjects. After more than successful exhibitions A Study of Hands, A Study of Eyes and A Study of Hair, the new show is focusing on a completely different subject – camouflage.

With this series of exhibitions, we are creating a vivid archive of works by renowned artists from around the world whose works intersect on the same subject-matter. No matter the artistic style or technique used, a magnificent plurality of different approaches and representations of a single subject contextualises it, and places it in a dominant understanding of both the artists’ and audience’s views. Logically, this library becomes a diverse overview of different representations of a single subject, as seen and created by leading contemporary artists.

A Study of Camouflage brings together some of the leading contemporary artists whose art, in some way, touches the subject of camouflage. In collaboration with DPM-Studio (Disruptive Pattern Material), our concept seeks to deconstruct the dominant perception of camouflage from its military driven narrative, and to bring back the camouflage patterns to its natural roots. Camouflage is usually linked with military uniforms and inherently with violence and rigorousness. However, camouflage patterns are much more than a simple military feature. Its different forms can be observed and understood as an artistic product, both in terms of aesthetics and conceptuality.

Aesthetically, camouflage can assume different shapes and forms, creating beautiful design and art products, while conceptually, it may be detached from its military connotation, and transformed to different purposes depending on the given context. Always depending on artistic approach towards it, camouflage has enormous potentials for being a perfect medium for countless interpretations of contemporary society. The use of camouflage in art may lead to more abstract forms, while on the other hand it can serve as the perfect material for figurative and conceptual approaches as well.

Each artist participating in A Study of Camouflage uses the concept of camouflage in different ways. The artists featured in the show are:

Aaron de la Cruz, Acorn, Alexander Mitchell, Ashley Wood, Augustine Kofie, Beastman, Clemens Behr, Hardy Blechman, James Greenaway, Jaybo Monk, Jon Fox, Jun Inoue, Kano Hollamby, K-narf, Madsaki, Mark Bode, Mark Drew, Masaho Anotani, MoneyLess, Nelio, O-Two, Petro, Raphael Sliks, Remi Rough, ROA, Senekt, SheOne, Shida, Shohei Takasaki, Shun Kawakami, Slicer, Stabs, Stephen Ives, TwoOne & Yusk Imai.

 

A STUDY OF CAMOUFLAGE, 
Will open on Friday, May 29th, on display until Sunday, June 7th.
A Study Of Camouflage will be presented at Level 2, 5 Easey Street, a pop-up space next door to Backwoods Gallery.

 

Email sales@backwoodsgallery.com for the exhibition catalogue.

 

BACK & FORTH by NELIO

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The latest show here at Backwoods gallery will take us back and forth through nine busy years in the career of French artist Nelio. That’s how long it has been since his first visit to Australia, and as it had an important impact on his life as an artist, he will now try to take down the road of his creativity during that time. This exhibition will put on display the way Nelio’s talent grew and evolved into something meaningful and extraordinary, at the same time looking towards the future which will bring innovation in his work.

Back and forth also represents a demonstration of Nelio’s love of traveling, visiting familiar places which make him feel good and closing the circle of one period of his artistic life and starting a new one. Looking forward to experimenting with new things, Nelio aims to make them progress slowly within his own universe, making his art better in every way it can.

By working with different mediums and using various techniques for this show, such as acrylic and spray paint on canvas, wood construction, and drawing, Nelio reconnects with his past. That being said, on view there will be 11 paintings on canvas, 3 paintings on wood, 7 spray paint on paper and several small graphite on paper drawings.

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Nelio was born in 1982 in France. Now a multimedia artist, he began making graffiti in the late 1990s. Since then, he has developed a unique artistic approach, influenced by illustration, graphic design architecture and photography. His minimalistic, yet complex style floats between figurative and abstract, incorporating colourful geometric shapes into a true collage of different elements. His murals grace a variety of buildings, from public to abandoned ones, turning them into the canvas of joyful works.

Besides his spray paint murals, Nelio’s other passions are installations, made of found objects such as metal and wood. Following the lines of his trademark way of creating, these pieces are composed of cleanly cut symbols, primary forms and sometimes letters, landscapes or facial features. Using black and white or a vibrant colour palette, Nelio speaks his own language of art, combining a number of impressions into remarkable compositions. 

 

Heavy Leisure Prints and Zine

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Backwoods Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of illustrations by two young artists, Evie Cahir & Gemma Topliss, who are representative of the bright future of Australia art.

Backwoods Gallery is pleased to be releasing a limited run of A3 Giclée art prints. 2 from each artist on Hahnemühle cotton rag. Each print will be hand signed and numbered by the artist. Please email us to secure prints ahead of the show.

Evie and Gemma have also compiled a limited edition risograph zine ‘Heavy Leisure’ to be released at the show. The zine outlines the various processes the artists went through to produce the final works, including test sketches, swatches and disposable photographs. Be sure to get in early to secure a copy as stock won’t last long.

 

Evie Cahir – ‘Three PM’
A3 giclée print on Hahnemühle cotton rag
297 x 420mm

Evie Cahir – ‘Four PM’
A3 giclée print on Hahnemühle cotton rag
297 x 420mm

Gemma Topliss – ‘In Their Beauty’
A3 giclée print on Hahnemühle cotton rag
297 x 420mm

Gemma Topliss – ‘Smother’
A3 giclée print on Hahnemühle cotton rag
297 x 420mm

 

We hope that you can join us for the opening of Heavy Leisure at Backwoods Gallery on Friday the 17th of April from 6 – 9pm.

The exhibition will be on display until the 26th of April.