About Bret Polok
ALL ART HERE IS FOR SALE. PLEASE MESSAGE THE ARTIST FOR AFFORDABLE PRICES. Bret Polok is a painter and screenprint artist. Brets paintings deal with the pursuit of happiness via the suburban dream and branded products, 'I like to explore the way happiness is sold to us in every way possible, how it comes attached to everything from toothpaste to bank loans...and how it seems more than ever now, we are on this hampster wheel of consumerism, as though we just exist to buy 'stuff'. i'm fascinated by old images from the past, daguerreotypes, found images and photos and placing them in another context. they represent a fleeting moment in time, a past life once lived, faded dreams and aspirations. i'm also interested in materialism, and the cult of celebrity, along with advertising, propaganda both political and corporate, together with the allure of fashion, style, beauty and the use of the female image as a driving force, prize, or 'bait'. living in indonesia i've become more aware of the disparity between western/affluent countries and other cultures, of primitive tribes, and collapsed civilisations, and of colonialism (incl.corporate) and empires..so contrasted images relating to these subjects intrigue me as well...in short i try to bring all this together via painting and screenprinting, by juxtaposing layers, also using collage or decollage, the past with the present, beauty and death, shopping and war..the big drivers for me are the usual suspects - sex, money, war, power, greed, life, death, tin gods, hotrods and dogfood! An Australian expat artist based in Bali. fine arts trained...worked mainly as a display artist, screenprinter, textile print designer, street style designer+retailer, whilst always painting in the background through the decades. Represented by- Alain Daudet Galerie,Toulouse,France. Galerie Lapita,Nice,Monaco,France. Greg Shienbaum Gallery,Miami, Usa. Taksu Singapore Gallery - Bali Naka Gallery - Bali Randelli Gallery - Bali Ginger Moon Gallery - Bali Skull Shop - Bali Kudeta Beachlounge - Bali Art Haus Gallery, jl.Drupardi,Seminyak,Bali. Claremont Framers Gallery,Perth,West.Australia. Eldorado - Perth. West.Australaia. Brets paintings are happily collecting dust and insect detritus on clients walls in UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, China, Hongkong, Macau, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brazil and Usa. For Recent Interview + Review see 'website links' below... Interview- http://www.finerestaurantsandvillas.com/?p=1643 Review - http://www.baliadvertiser.biz/articles/artwords/2011/june_15.html Interview- Yak magazine - Bali -december/jan/feb issue 2014 peace, art & cuban rum! Bret Polok. www.Facebook/Brett Pollock(Bret Polok Art) www. Flickr/Bret Polok www.facebook.com/pages/ART-HA
Kudeta Beachlounge.Bali.Indonesia -Wed.6pm.25th May 2011. --small Solo Exhibition/recent works.
works are continually featured at Art Haus Gallery, Jl.Drupardi,Seminyak, Bali,Indonesia.
also continually on show at Ginger Moon restaurant,jalan Oberoi( Eat street),Seminyak,Bali.