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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painting no.1 2005
Oil on linen
244 x 163 cm
painting no.2 2005
Oil on linen
244 x 163 cm
painting no.3 2005
Oil on linen
244 x 136 cm
painting no.4 2005
Oil on linen
244 x 183 cm
painting no.5 2005
Oil on linen
244 x 136 cm
painting no.6 2005
Oil on linen
244 x 163 cm
painting no.7 2005
Oil on linen
244 x 163 cm
painting no.8 2005
Oil on linen
244 x 183 cm
painting no.9 2005
Oil on linen
244 x 136 cm
Grotesquerie (No.2) 2001
Oil on linen
152 x 75 cm