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Manifold’s oil paintings depict the lone figure ambling through alleyways in Melbourne landscapes, dwarfed by skyscrapers and highway overpasses. A dark, saturated palette details hard geometrical streetscapes, bathed in the soft liminal glow of dusk and the night-time sky. Adorning the figure’s torso, a flimsy upturned cardboard box, mimics yet contrasts the impenetrable vast, heavy buildings. This recurring motif’s vulnerable transient interior is accentuated by the sturdy veneers of the surrounding concreted architecture and questions the influence of the modern social delineations, boundaries and interfaces we traverse daily. Manifold’s paintings tread the discourse of unnoticed physical and psychological terrains. City landscapes, constructed by people yet cluttered by ‘anti-spaces’, Manifold’s paintings reflect tensions between states of camouflage and discontinuity in an era of increased communication and alienation. These intimate self-portraits open enquiries regarding the place and positioning of the human condition in this contemporary technological age. Mining this perceptive intersection, Manifold’s cinematic explorations of Melbourne open a vast array of narratives for the viewer – is the solitary figure alone and disconnected or are they playing, childlike, in their surrounds? These wanderers are portrayed within our Melbourne. At times they may appear lost, yet within others they strike as the protagonist, taking the stage within the drama of their domain.
Painting:Oil on Canvas
Size:51.6 W x 34.1 H x 1.6 D in
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
Harley Manifold is an emerging artist based in Melbourne, Australia. His works explore identity and place. Through his work he explores the juxtapositions of contemporary life. The figures navigate through the deserted landscapes with no apparent direction. The works are drawn from personal experience and stories heard. For more information and artworks please visit his gallery at www.harleym.net
Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Sydney, Melbourne
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