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.

Click to view the online exhibition The Stations 2021.

Click to download a Q&A between Jane Devery and Brent Harris published August 2021 about The Stations project.

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Brent Harris ‘The Stations’ 2021, group of 14 polymer gravure etchings with watercolour. Each image size: 47.5 x 37.5 cm, each sheet size: 71.5 x 56 cm. Edition of 20. Each sheet has been hand coloured with water colour, making each print unique. The series was printed and editioned at Viridian Press, Benalla by John Loane.
Brent Harris ‘The Stations’ 2021 is presented as a portfolio of 14 prints in an archival box
Brent Harris ‘The Stations’ 2021
Brent Harris ‘The Stations’ 2021
the small sword 2017
Installation view
the small sword 2017
Installation view
the small sword 2017
Installation view
the small sword 2017
Installation view
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Installation view
the small sword 2017
Installation view