Jul 29, 2011

Melaka Dreams, by Daniel Brinsmead

We are especially proud to uncover the theme of our new exhibition held at Studio : Melaka Dreams, by Australian artist Daniel Brinsmead. Born in 1970 in Murwillumbah, NSW, Brinsmead is part of this new generation of Australian artists unafraid to tackle personal political issues and interpret their world views through art. Deep, dark and undisciplined are common descriptions of Brinsmead's paintings, which - in the words of David Broker, director of the Canberra Contemporary Art Space - "reflect a world in which the individual has a tenuous grip on the controls. While Daniel never openly reveals specific situations or events, one always feels that he is painfully honest and that this cathartic work might drive us along the dangerous path to understanding the Cimmerian recesses of the human psyche".

Here's how Daniel Brinsmead describes his work : "My work examines human nature in relation to contemporary culture. I like to question the way we think, feel, and behave, and explore how we act and react to our social and physical environments. I am inpsired by the way children approach art. It is direct and honest, an immediate interpretation of life as they know it. My personal search within myself as an artist and how I want to express my creativity has taken me to a kind of simple and direct of being in my art. I am constatntly looking for the way to paint and work where I am energized and excited by what I am doing. I then take this simplicity and combine it with the knowledge and perspective of an adult to explore the question of who I am and the world around me".

We hope to see many of you coming to Studio to experience Brinsmead's paintings with your own eyes. Melaka Dreams is ongoing until August 16th, 2011. For more info, visit our website.

Studio at Straits
86 Armenian Street, 10200 Georgetown, Penang
T 04 262 7299  E info@straitscollection.com.my 

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