The scale and remoteness of the Australian desert are central to Tim Storrier’s oeuvre, with the artist’s panoramic views characterised by the inclusion of an image of constructed wire, rope and steel, set on fire, establishing an additional, dramatic horizon line in his landscapes.Read More
Storrier attended the National Art School, Sydney (1967-1969), and rapidly emerged as a prodigious talent, being the youngest recipient of the prestigious Sulman Prize in 1968. In the 1970s, he travelled to the Australian outback and photographed and researched the environment, utilising his sketches and photographs for studio paintings.
Storrier has commented that these paintings, were seminal works, with the image of a flayed carcass with a burning rope following the contour of the land, acting as a metaphor for his emotional state, validating that his distinctive iconography and revelation of the Australian desert alluded to universal concerns of mortality, death and renewal.
In 1994 he was awarded the Order of Australia for services to contemporary Australian art. Storrier has achieved international recognition with his work held in the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Louvre, Paris and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.