Brent Harris (Artist), Viridian Press (Printer)

Swamp No. 4

Swamp No. 4 by Brent Harris, Viridian Press

Artwork Detail

Harris’s works dwell somewhere between abstraction and peculiar figuration, incorporating elements of the surreal, such as automatic drawing and uncanny distillation of the figure. Immaculate surfaces, pristine edges and cropped forms are dominant features of his work.

Harris explores fluid forms in 'Swamp' - a major series of paintings, prints and drawings commenced at the end of 1998. Throughout the 'Swamp' series, shifting contrasts between positive and negative space emerge as the precisely rendered, dripping forms take on an emotional charge on a melancholic and mournful emotional spectrum.

Swamp No. 4
Brent Harris, Viridian Press
Production date
Intaglio print: Charbonnel oil based etching ink. Paper: Hahnmühle, 350 grams
591 x 294 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John McBride, 2019
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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