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Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus Ocula Report Beatriz González at KW Institute for Contemporary Art: In Focus 14 Dec 2018 : Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein for Ocula

Retrospective 1965–2017, Beatriz González's exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (13 October 2018–6 January 2019), presents a selection of 120 works that bear witness to Colombia's political and social upheavals of the last 50 years. Throughout, the link between González's practice and the sociopolitical context it references...

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Ingrid Schaffner Ocula Conversation Ingrid Schaffner Curator, 57th Carnegie International

Founded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie as part of the Carnegie Institute in 1895, Carnegie Museum sought to 'bring the world' to the city with a grand building housing a natural history museum, a library, and an art museum operating as a fluid space for knowledge exchange. In its 123-year history, the institution has built up a world-class...

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Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City Ocula Report Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City 8 Dec 2018 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

The nation-state—a nation (a people) presided over by a governing body with jurisdiction over a defined territory (the state)—is either going through a renaissance or demise, depending on one's perspective. There has been talk about the nation-state's end for years—from a 2013 United States National Intelligence Council report...

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Andrew Browne

b. 1960, Australia

Andrew Browne works primarily in painting, but also in photographic mediums including both digital and more traditional forms such as photogravure and lithography. Since the late 1980’s he has investigated the landscape, both natural and man-made, as a motif in his work with a particular interest in representing observed phenomena that deals with illumination and the poetics of the nocturne, evoking the uncanny and the surreal. The work treads a fine line between realism and abstraction, taking into account the formal lessons of modernism, and often seek to insert the artificial into the natural world. Whilst his photographs generally deal with an intuitive and direct response to both man-made and natural phenomena in the landscape, his paintings emerge out of a more complex series of relationships that encompass the photographic, the historical parameters of landscape painting, ongoing issues dealing with technological and social change and our at times ambiguous and contradictory place within our evolving environment.

His works have been variously described as romantic, cool, eerie and spectral in quality, uncanny, iconic and emblematic, odd and engaging. They have been identified as essentially psychic landscapes of apprehension but also of giving the impression of realism while using, ostensibly, the language of abstraction. The artist has in the past referred to his "interest in creating an interpretive and introspective space via an engagement with a lived experience of the contemporary landscape".... "....increasingly though, I am concerned with the direct psychological impact of particular images, both in the paintings — which have become more stylized and suggestive, anthropomorphic and surreal — and the photographs, where at times clarity, crisp focus and the overly descriptive have been jettisoned in favor of a reductive palette, suppressed detail and blurred form."

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Featured Artworks

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Study for Spill #4 by Andrew Browne contemporary artwork Andrew BrowneStudy for Spill #4, 2018 Charcoal on paper
80.2 x 121 cm
Tolarno Galleries
Study after Fall #2 by Andrew Browne contemporary artwork Andrew BrowneStudy after Fall #2, 2018 Charcoal on paper
80.2 x 121 cm
Tolarno Galleries
Spill by Andrew Browne contemporary artwork Andrew BrowneSpill, 2018 Charcoal on paper
80.2 x 121 cm
Tolarno Galleries
Frozen by Andrew Browne contemporary artwork Andrew BrowneFrozen, 2018 Charcoal on paper
80.2 x 121 cm
Tolarno Galleries
Drawing by Andrew Browne contemporary artwork Andrew BrowneDrawing, 2018 Charcoal on paper
80.2 x 121 cm
Tolarno Galleries
Threhold by Andrew Browne contemporary artwork Andrew BrowneThrehold, 2018 Oil on linen
152 x 605 cm
Tolarno Galleries
Spill #4 by Andrew Browne contemporary artwork Andrew BrowneSpill #4, 2018 Oil on linen
151.5 x 110.5 cm
Tolarno Galleries
Spill #3 by Andrew Browne contemporary artwork Andrew BrowneSpill #3, 2018 Oil on linen
152.2 x 98.2 cm
Tolarno Galleries

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Andrew Browne, Spill at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
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7 June–7 July 2018 Andrew Browne Spill Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, @50 Part 2 at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
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28 July–12 August 2017 Group Exhibition @50 Part 2 Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, @50 Part 1 at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
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6–22 July 2017 Group Exhibition @50 Part 1 Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

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Andrew Browne 'Spill' at Tolarno Galleries Related Press Andrew Browne 'Spill' at Tolarno Galleries Memo Review : 2 July 2018

To call Andrew Browne's practice 'disquieting' would, of course, be to say nothing new. In fact, a scan of the literature on his work shows that this, in some register or another, is about the only consistent thing said about his gothic greyscale drawing, painting and photography: it is disquieting, filled with suspense, dream-like, humming with...

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Andrew Browne, winner of the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize Related Press Andrew Browne, winner of the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize Tolarno Galleries : 12 June 2018

In a ceremony at Geelong Art Gallery on Friday 8 June, Andrew Browne was named the winner of the 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize for his work, The awakening. A biennial acquisitive award for contemporary painting with a cash prize of $30,000, the judging panel comprised Justin Paton (Head Curator of International Art, Art Gallery of New South...

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