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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Grotesquerie (No. 4) 2002
Oil on linen
274 x 120 cm
Grotesquerie (No. 1) 2001
Oil on linen
274 x 120 cm
Swamp no.4 1999
Oil on linen
274 x 134.5 cm
Swamp no.2 1999
Oil on linen
274 x 133.5 cm
Swamp (Grey) 1999
Oil on linen
215 x 183 cm