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Darren Wardle

Hyper Vigilance, 2012

oil + acrylic on canvas
152.5 x 213 cm
$ 20,000 Gallery price

Darren Wardle's hyper-real paintings of abandoned buildings and structures appear to be drawn from a post-apocalyptic, sci-fi dystopia. Awash in a synthetic and saturated day-glo palette, they seem to radiate with fallout. Damage to the buildings, often in the form of broken windows and graffiti, is met by a similar formal disruption to the paintings themselves, with fractured structural features and superimposed splashes of lurid colour used in many of the works. Wardle's regular use – and abuse – of references to Modernist architecture, furniture and artwork hints at a failure of the movement's aesthetic and its associated belief in a rational and orderly world. Wardle presents what is at once a terrifying yet alluring vision of disorder and disintegration.

Courtesy of the artist and Fehily Contemporary.

Find out more about Darren and his work here.

 

LOCATION


926-930 High St, Armadale.

VIEWING

12-6pm, Monday 7 Sept. 2015

AUCTION

Monday 7 Sept. 2015
Cocktail party at 6.30pm followed by the Art Auction.

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CONTACT

Email:
Phone +61 3 9272 5699  

ADDRESS

Level 1, 306 Hawthorn Rd,
Caulfield South, VIC 3162
 
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Darren Wardle

Hyper Vigilance, 2012

oil + acrylic on canvas
152.5 x 213 cm
$ 20,000 Gallery price

Darren Wardle's hyper-real paintings of abandoned buildings and structures appear to be drawn from a post-apocalyptic, sci-fi dystopia. Awash in a synthetic and saturated day-glo palette, they seem to radiate with fallout. Damage to the buildings, often in the form of broken windows and graffiti, is met by a similar formal disruption to the paintings themselves, with fractured structural features and superimposed splashes of lurid colour used in many of the works. Wardle's regular use – and abuse – of references to Modernist architecture, furniture and artwork hints at a failure of the movement's aesthetic and its associated belief in a rational and orderly world. Wardle presents what is at once a terrifying yet alluring vision of disorder and disintegration.

Courtesy of the artist and Fehily Contemporary.

Find out more about Darren and his work here.