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 Fall 2012
Installation view, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
The Fall 2012
Installation view, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
The Prophet – installation view 2012
Oil on canvas
240 x 160 cm
The Fall 2012
Installation view, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
The Prophet 2012
Oil on canvas
240 x 160 cm
No.1 2010
Charcoal and gouache on panel
42 x 28 cm
No.2 2010
Charcoal and gouache on panel
42 x 28 cm
No.3 2010
Charcoal and gouache on panel
42 x 28 cm
No.4 2010
Charcoal and gouache on panel
42 x 28 cm
No.5 2010
Charcoal and gouache on panel
42 x 28 cm