Juan Ford: Solo exhibition - Art Collector

Juan Ford, Ecosmoothie, 2012. Oil on linen, 107 x 92cm. Courtesy: the artist and Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne

A determination made in 2007 to briefly conduct an un-clicheed re-engagement Australian painting has turned into an ongoing and ever-expansive project for Juan Ford. Since then he has unceremoniously mashed together painted realism, figuration, botanical illustration and landscape traditions with junk, plastic, gaffer tape, house paint, stickers and sludge to produce a unique series of paintings. In this series, portraits have become landscapes, landscapes become portraits, but in a way that gives these ludicrous 'traditional' demarcations a swift kick up the posterior. His project focuses on the idea that human hubris to our natural environment will be our own undoing.

Opening: 3pm, Saturday 8 September 2012
Exhibition closes: 13 October 2012
Location: Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, 108-110 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Contact: 03 9416 3956
Email: dtanzer@ozemail.com.au

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