Brent Harris

Brent Harris’ paintings and works on paper are brooding, dripping swamplands delineated in the most meticulous way.  Stark planes, often black and white, belie the swooping organic gestures and expressionist shapes.

“Many of his forms vibrate, rise and fall, and cause the viewer’s eye much exercise in following them”, noted James Mollison in Art and Australia.

But what surprises most is the sensuality of the work; as though the sharp lines and immaculate surfaces can barely contain the emotions brooding beneath.  This is the Unconscious confronted by a taut, graphic sensibility.

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No.28 (Suddenly I was right there) 2010
Charcoal and gouache on panel
42 x 28 cm
Rome No.1 (The ecstatic moment) 2009
Charcoal and gouache on panel
40 x 30 cm
Rome No.2 (The ecstatic moment) 2009
Charcoal and gouache on panel
40 x 30 cm
Rome No.3 (The ecstatic moment) 2009
Charcoal and gouache on panel
42 x 28 cm
Rome No.4 (The ecstatic moment) 2009
Charcoal and gouache on panel
42 x 28 cm
Rome No.5 (Moses) 2009
Charcoal and gouache on panel
42 x 28 cm
Rome No.6 (The devil loves you) 2009
Charcoal and gouache on panel
42 x 28 cm
Rome No.7 (Forty days and forty nights in the wilderness) 2009
Charcoal and gouache on panel
42 x 28 cm
Deluge No. 1 2008
Oil on linen
191 x 127 cm
Deluge No. 14 2008
Oil on linen
170 x 126.5 cm