Shannon Doyle: The Modern Life - Art Collector

Shannon Doyle, Stealing Time, 150 x 120cm, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy: the artist and Gallerysmith, Melbourne

From a young age Shannon has shown a fascination with Renaissance Art, in particular the techniques used to capture and manipulate light such as scumbling and sfumato. As a teen he was introduced to these techniques and soon appropriated them to create a personalised style characterised by the use of chiaroscuro. This Renaissance term meaning the use of strong contrast between light and dark has become the foundation of Shannon's work.

Equal to his fascination with Renaissance art is his fascination with street art and the plight of the street artist. Shannon will often use the street artist character in his work to represent an allegory for his own life as an artist. While the street artist is his muse, Shannon's preoccupation is creating atmospheric light that enhances tonal contrast, connecting the subject to the space they have been captured in. His latest work is an attempt to merge his interests; combining painting techniques from Renaissance art with the subject of street art.

Exhibition opens: 2-4pm Saturday 5 November 2016
Exhibition closes: 12 November 2016
Location: Gallerysmith, 170 Abbotsford St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Contact: 03 9329 1860
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