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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Begin (installation view) 2014/15
Oil on linen
220 x 160 cm
The Dream 2014/2015
Oil on linen
220 x 160 cm
Dreamer 2014
Oil on linen
220 x 160 cm
Embark 2014
Oil on linen
220 x 160 cm
Dreamer (Green) 2014/15
Oil on linen
220 x 160 cm
ah… yes (Study for Dreamer) 2014
Charcoal and gouache on board
220 x 160 cm
north 2014
Charcoal and gouache on board
52 x 38.2 cm
the other side 2014
Charcoal and gouache on board
52 x 38.2 cm
the fall (Study for Dreamer) 2014
Charcoal and gouache on board
52 x 38.2 cm
south 2014
Charcoal and gouache on board
52 x 38.2 cm