Edwin is a Western Australian artist whose work often deals with the trickery of suburban ideals, and the distance between objects and experience. His works engage with the intersection of culture and nature by a system of signs drawn and painted in a series of visual maps. The paintings and drawings that Edwin makes are a testimony to an innate questioning and critiquing of the world around him. Strong graphic compositions with bright colours and patterns that are influenced by indigenous paintings cross path with art history references and articulate the story of an artist with a mixed heritage.
Born in 1984, CurtinUniversitygraduate and Western Australian artist, Edwin has spent time as a youth worker, an art student, a bartender and has lived in Perthcity as well as some of WA’s remote communities. A selection of paintings that articulate Edwin’s complicated world view, a distrust of suburban life and a questioning of the order of things will be unveiled for his first solo exhibition, ‘Not so fantastic now’, at Northbridge bar Ezra Pound on Tuesday 7th of February 2012.
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