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Stephen Haley

Formworks and Forgeries

 

 

 

Stephen Haley, M3, 2019, Acrylic and Oil on Linen, 80 x 80 cms

 

EXHIBITION TEXT

 

Zig-zagging between images of digital rendering and utterly romantic landscape, Stephen Haley is a painter of not only remarkable dexterity, but of intellectual intensity rarely seen in Australia or the world at large. In his most recent body of work, Formwork and Forgeries, he skates from formalistic abstractions based on 3D rendering which are then translated with Lichtenstein -style ‘pop’ colouration, through to tackling the tradition of plein air landscape, but always with a twist, as though the viewer views the landscape through an artificial prism; an all too apt depiction of beauteous vision in a day and age when excursions to the outside world have been so severely constrained. But in Haley’s work wanderlust is fulfilled, albeit without the viewer having to risk the real outside world.

– Ashley Crawford

 

EXPLORE WORKS

 

FUGUE STATE
2019
HD Video Installation
Dimensions Variable
5.09 mins – Infinite loop
Edition of 5

Low resolution version suitable for streaming