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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the small sword 2017
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lands end #2 2017
Oil on linen
152 x 106 cm
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night thoughts 2017
Oil on linen
152 x 115 cm
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girl meets boy 2017
Oil on linen
152 x 113 cm
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return 2017
Oil on linen
92 x 73 cm
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sleep 2017
Oil on linen
92 x 73 cm
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the small sword 2017
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the embrace 2017
Oil on linen
152 x 101.5 cm
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lands end #1 2017
Oil on linen
152 x 115 cm
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the studio 2017
Oil on linen
154 x 106 cm
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