The human figure and portraiture are at the centre of my practice.
I am interested in how to show not only the mere physical appearance of the facade but also unveil something else, something unseen, a deeper reality, what the subject is, not only who he is.
I think painting is duality, a duality between abstraction and figurative is necessary to create a broader number of meanings.
I use different methods and techniques, I want those techniques to work for me in a very unconventional way from that in which they have worked before or for which they were originally formed.
In the last years, I have been selected for prestigious art portrait prizes like the Kilgour Art Award, the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, and The Percivals to name a few.
Highly commended by Karen Quinlan AM, the Director of the National Portrait Gallery, for my portrait “Composing, Carl Vine”.