Matt Adnate is one of the top artists from Australia and made his debut in Europe during several events (like our festival Kosmopolite Art Tour Amsterdam in 2013). His brilliant portraits show a high-level of skills in photorealism combined with a strong expression of color and added designs.
Portraying and paying tribute to local indigenous communities has been a constant theme within his work for many years. During his latest solo-show “”Beyond the Lands” at Metro Gallery in Melbourne he focusses completely on the subject and created a series of stunning artwork.
“Working mainly with aerosol spray paint, Adnate pays homage to his origins as a graffiti artist and his complex practice rivals the establishment of contemporary portraiture. He has an innate ability to deliver the intense impact of light and shade that plays across his works no matter their scale. It’s the fusion of his passion for indigenous Australians combined with his graffiti background and his knowledge of contemporary and traditional fine art techniques which creates truly masterful paintings on canvas. For years to come, this body of work will provide a window to the soul of Adnate and Australia’s indigenous community.”
Photos exhibition “Beyond the Lands”
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