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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Begin 2014/15
Oil on linen
220 x 160 cm
Study for The Dream 2014
Oil and charcoal on paper
56 x 56cm
Embark (Small Orange) 2014
Oil on linen
91 x 68 cm
Standing Figure 2014
Oil on linen
94 x 75 cm
Study for Saint Francis 2014
Charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
58 x 38 cm
Study for The Dream (Blue) 2014
Oil on paper
51 x 56 cm
Study for The Other Side 2014
Charcoal and oil on paper
75 x 56 cm
Study for Painting 2014
Charcoal and oilon paper
75 x 56 cm
The Fall 2012
Installation view, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
The Fall 2012
Installation view, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne