NEW WORK

Real art doesn't come from a desire to dabble, placate, dribble, daub or defuse, but from an inner necessity to disturb, destroy, create, decry, ignite the ego. Scream and fly, to plough the unconscious, shock and shimmer. To plant the fuse and explode the eye.

The new work represents a series started in late 2016 and early 2017. There is a major stylistic shift that emphasises drawing, mythology, vibrant colour... and, as always, sound craftsmanship.

Title: 'The Sacrament', 2017
Media: Pigment, cloth and oil paint on canvas
Size 300 x 200 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

EVOLUTION OF 'THE SACRAMENT'

 
 
 
 

IN THE SERIES

Title: 'Ouroboros' 2017
Media: Pigment on canvas
Size: 200 x 154 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali


"The Ouroboros... the central snake that's consuming and consummating:
his motifs echo images ranging from The Last Judgement, Hindu Heaven and Hell,
along the death-defying Day of the Dead,
 representing the dialectic between birth, death and the love of life etched with his exotic,
the excremental and an earthy eroticism."

Jeff Sawtell - London


'Ouroboros The King', 2017
Medium: Pigment on canvas
Size: 100 x 120 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: ''Watching Their Kingdom Come', 2017
Media: Pigment on canvas
Size: 70 x 90 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Handing The Bubble To You', 2017
Medium: Pigment on canvas
Size: 100 x 120 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'Self Portrait'. 2017
Medium: Pigment on canvas
Size: 100 x 120 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 
 

Title: 'Spirits Of The Forest', 2017
Medium: Pigment on canvas
Size: 130 x 100 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali


Archetypal Manifestations of the Personal Spirit:

Colored Drawings and Smaller Scale Work on Paper.

 
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This smaller, deeply personal and intimate work is rooted in a gift and compulsion for drawing that emerged most conspicuously around age 15 to 16, now underpinned and inspired by Jungian and object relations psychology, in tandem with Rudolf Steiner’s color theory.

True to my surrealist roots, myths, themes and other content appear entirely spontaneously, impelled and determined by moods, thoughts, emotions, interests and inclinations that can occur and change from moment to moment. Much of this work is on going, reflecting ideas, studies, explorations and investigations often leading to and included in larger scale work. They also act as stand-alone work, more easily accessible and versatile in terms of applicability than the larger work.

Title: ‘Enigmatic Plasma’, 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 55 x 40 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Refusal to Choose I’, 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 55 x 40 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'Rape of Lucretia by the Wolf King’s Son', 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 55 x 39 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'The Disavowing Negation’, 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 40 x 33 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Endless Misunderstandings’, 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 27 x 39.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'Birth of The Relatively Happy Babies’, 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 27.5 x 40 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Myth of The Father Rival’, 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 39.5 x 27 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'The Moment He Started To Speak’, 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 28 x 39.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'Feeding Regression', 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 34 x 42 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Bewildered At First Sight’, 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 39.5 x 23 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Anima and The Prophet - Fool’, 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 55.5 x 40 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'Disavowed Negation’, 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 54 x 39.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Falling Angels', 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 55 x 40 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Voluntary Sacrifice', 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 35 x 40 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'Ecstasy in a Broken Space', 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 27 x 40 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Refusal to Choose II', 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 35 x 40 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Angst and the Sacred Tryst’, 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 45 x 41.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'Dream and the Tug of Reality', 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 35 x 40 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Traumatic Anxiety', 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 40 x 27 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'The Dying Baby Calling’, 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 39 x 27 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'Transitional Space', 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 27 x 41 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Mind, Spirit and Body’, 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 54 x 39.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Repetition of Compulsion’, 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 39.5 x 39.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'A Limited Paradigm', 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 35 x 40 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Subterranean Spirits’, 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 39 x 26 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'The Dance of Life’, 2018
Medium: Charcoal pen, ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 27.5 x 39.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'Death Seduction’, 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 28 x 40 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Confabulated’, 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 51 x 37 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Instigated by The Trickster I’, 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 26 x 40 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'Confabulated Seduction’, 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 27.5 x 39.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Storming of The Vestal Virgin’, 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 54 x 38.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Instigated by The Trickster II’, 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 27.5 x 39.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'The Happy Demon’, 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 27.5 x 40 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Disillusionment and The Gnashing of Teeth’, 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 34.5 x 39 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Parapraxis’, 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 32.5 x 39.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'Myth of The Numinous Dark Snake’, 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 28 x 32 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Disavowed Negation’, 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 54 x 39.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'They Are Envoys and Interpreters That Ply Between Heaven and Earth’, 2018
Medium: Charcoal pencil, ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 39 x 52 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Russian Beauty in Bali’, 2018
Medium: Pure pigment, ink, pen, and photomontage on paper
Size: 39 x 29 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Cocooned’, 2018
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 27 x 40 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'Wallowing In Wonders’, 2017
Medium: Charcoal pencil, ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 54 x 38.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 


Title: 'Wallowing In Wonders’, 2017
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 40 x 27.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Risen From The Ashes’, 2017
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 25 x 20 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'The Watchful Reptile’, 2017
Medium: Charcoal pencil, ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 42 x 27.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 

Title: 'Catatonia Abated', 2017
Medium: Pen, ink, and pure pigment on paper
Size: 20.5 x 29.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'Psychic Masochism', 2017
Medium: Pen, ink, and pure pigment on paper
Size: 20.5 x 29.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

Title: 'Walking on Eggshells', 2017
Medium: Pen, ink, and pure pigment on paper
Size: 20.5 x 29.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali

 
 

Title: 'Transported Into The Mythic’, 2017
Medium: Ink, pigment, and pastels on paper
Size: 40 x 27.5 cm
Location: Bruce Sherratt Gallery, Bali