Fergus Binns joins Utopian Slumps - Art Collector

23 May 2011 | Melbourne’s Utopian Slumps has taken on representation of painter Fergus Binns.

Binns, who was born in Lismore in 1980, is a conceptual painter whose work has explored depictions of colonial Australia, national identity, the environment, art history, consumerism and popular culture. His most recent body of work,
Toy Paintings, explores multi narrative myth-based landscapes in which he considers the paintings to be toys themselves.

Binns will contribute to a group exhibition curated by Melissa Loughnan and Helen Hughes at Utopian Slumps from 24 June to 16 July 2011 and will hold his first solo exhibition at Utopian Slumps in 2012.

Jane O'Sullivan

Above: Fergus Binns, Toy Painting (Fountain Painting), 2009. Oil on canvas, 104 x 78cm. Courtesy: the artist and Utopian Slumps, Melbourne

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