David Ralph's investigation into the interior environment continues with Amplifying Silence. Whilst mostly devoid of people, Ralph's environments are deeply contemplative and full of personality. These interiors become portraits of their inhabitants, emanating clues from their possessions in lieu of the sitter. When figures do appear, they are "part of the woodwork ingrained or almost camouflaged like in animal in a rain forest".
David Ralph is based between Melbourne and Leipzig, Germany. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts and an MA (Fine Art) from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Since the early 2000s Ralph has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney, and London, and featured in curated group exhibitions in Australia, Germany, New York, London and Paris. He is a former Sulman Prize finalist and recipient of the Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship. In 2013 Ralph was the recipient of the Australia Council, Visual Arts Board skills and arts development grant, which allowed him to undertake the LIA Leipzig International Art Program in Germany.
Ralph is represented in numerous collections including the Fondation D'Art Contemporain Daniel & Florence Guerlain (Paris), British Airways Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Port Philip City Council, City of Yarra Council and the RACV.
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