Parts of You Are Dying

Anthony Curran (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Curation of Exhibition/Event/Festival

Abstract

The works in Parts of You Are Dying depict individuals as amorphous and shifting entities; constantly in flux, in formation, deformation and reconfiguration. By using digital drawings as a starting point, the works in this exhibition include moving image portraits as well as oil paintings that sit uncomfortably between abstraction and figuration.This exhibition returns portraiture from the tyranny of the photograph back to the primacy of drawing. The process of digital drawing allows a constant build up of marks recording memory of the subject, simultaneously building up and destroying the forms of the individual. This ongoing and simultaneous construction and destruction of the individual tempts the viewer by promising more about the subject, but ultimately dissolving its function as a portrait.Tony Curran's practice is an investigation into contemporary strategies in representing ideas of self, in art. Based in Wagga Wagga, in regional New South Wales, he lectures in Art History and Media Arts at Charles Sturt University. He has completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) at Macquarie University, and a Masters of Art at COFA University of New South Wales. In addition he has completed an Honours degree at Charles Sturt University in Fine Art and is currently undertaking a PhD at CSU. He has exhibited nationally and internationally in drawing, painting, installation and sound art and has been an artist in residence at Fraser Studios in Sydney and the Museum of the Riverina in Wagga Wagga.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherArt Atrium
Media of outputArtwork
SizeSolo exhibition
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventParts of You Are Dying -
Duration: 09 Jul 201303 Aug 2013

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    Curran, A. (Artist). (2013). Parts of You Are Dying. Creative Works - Curation of Exhibition/Event/Festival, Art Atrium.