28 Apr 2021 - 11 May 2021
Inspired by seeing people in Melbourne city going about their business, absorbed in their own world and disconnected from those around them. I don't want to blow the viewer away with a grand canvas; instead, draw them in to examine the detail and the story—which is manufactured. I aim for realism, but the picture is composed from various photos, put together like a Photoshop. There's a bit of John Brack and Jeffrey Smart, but not intended. If not specifically about disconnectedness, the work will have a social comment or an irony, sometimes with obscure meanings.