Lawrence Wallen

WINNER: Lawrence Wallen
Australia
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Lawrence Wallen – The Fractured Landscape of Subasio II – Tempera,Ink,Graphite on Paper – 300cm x 84cm (detail), NFS

Lawrence Wallen – The Fractured Landscape of Subasio II – Tempera,Ink,Graphite on Paper – 300cm x 84cm, NFS

 

LAWRENCE WALLEN – AUSTRALIA
Prof. Dr Lawrence Wallen (BArch (Hons), MArch (Research), DCA) is currently the Head of the Design School at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia (UTS). The Fractured Landscape of Subasio 2 comprises four books with a total of 92 drawings arranged as a single work. The work realised on paper in a concertina format using ink, graphite and tempera allows the 23 individual drawings per book to fold out to a drawing with a size of 299 cm x (21cm x 4).

From the artist:
“Wallen’s many-layered drawings are visually split with the central rupture becoming the pivotal motive across the sequence of drawings. The tension between colour field and empty space, inspired by the nature as much as by the art history of the area reveals the tortured territory that exists between historical and personal topographies.”

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