Gorker Gallery and Element are proud to present Infinite Nature, an exhibition of new works and the first Melbourne solo exhibition by Sydney based artist Beastman. Influenced by the beauty and symbolism behind nature's repetitive geometric patterns and its eternal struggle against man-made adversities, Beastman's tightly detailed, symmetrical paintings depict a parallel world of hope and survival, inhabited by his scaly-skinned, beastlike yet beautiful and emotive characters. Gripped by fear, anger, stress, confusion and paranoia, these instantly recognisable and lovable creatures reflect human nature and the everyday burdens and struggles of life that mankind so easily and continuously finds itself lost in.
I have to agree with Gorker Gallery when they say that Beastman is one of the most distinctive and prolific emerging artists in Australia. He is the founder and editor of the online art publication [weAREtheIMAGEmakers], has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, as well as London, Berlin and New Zealand. He has curated and organised numerous art exhibitions and events, and has designed skateboards and graphics for various brands including Element, Folklore and Mingo Lamberti. With a recent profile on ABC's Rush TV and features in publications such as Empty, Tees, Deadbeat, Oyster, Spitpress, Australian Creatice and more... how can you argue? Also on top of that his an all round nice guy too!
As I'm all the way across the other side of the glob at the moment, I sadly miss this wonderful show that is in my home city! So please for me, go along and check it out.
395 Gore Street, Fitzroy
Opening Night: Thursday 22 July 2009, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Exhibition: Thursday 22 July to Sunday 8 August
Open: Wednesday - Friday 3pm - 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 7pm, Wine Tasting Wednesday 4 August 6pm - 7pm
Cost: This is a free event
Website: www.gorkergallery.com or www.beastman.com.au