Aussie Shibari 2

Gouache on wood
120 x 
90cm
$2000

Gallery

Description

Aussie Shibari is a modern take on a traditional still life scene. Pitok brings together a collection of objects exploring his Australian identity. Having grown up in the suburbs of Sydney, his work looks at the contrast of Australia’s wild beauty, and the constraints of polite, suburban culture. Everything is perfectly arranged, and rigidly placed. Blue Willow Teapots representing colonial formality and beer bottles showing coping mechanism and moments of breaking loose. Pitok works reference Japanese woodblock prints and Australian Modernist painters such as Margaret Preston.