Martin King: Forest of dreams - Art Collector

  Martin King, forest of dreams - this mess we're in,
 2015. Graphite on drafting film pigment on paper, 135 x 144cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gallerysmith
   Martin King is one of Australia's leading works on paper artists with more than 40 solo exhibitions to his name in a career spanning three decades. Throughout his practicing career, Martin's work has responded to the Australian landscape, most visibly by making connections between land, sea and air.

King's earlier works on paper traced the movement of rain shadows and the effect of weather patterns across undulating terrain and vast tracts of desert. His more recent works express the fragility of our relationship with nature using simple motifs that convey a paradoxical vision of the Australian landscape as both tranquil and unsettling.

This current body of work, forest of dreams, uses the lyrebird as a symbol of beauty, mystery and exuberance. His works synthesise the human and the animal, beauty and the macabre, nature and ‘nature morte’.

Exhibition opens: 4-6pm Saturday 18 April 2015
Exhibition closes: 16 May 2015
Location: Gallerysmith, 170 Abbotsford Street North Melbourne VIC 3051

Contact: 03 9329 1860

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