Shane Drinkwater

Shane Drinkwater

Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

About Shane Drinkwater

Painting is something I’ve always needed to do and I’m enjoying it more and more: it’s the joy of putting colour ,shape and gesture on a surface.
I’m interested in the “making”!
I delve into the act of painting with a minimum repertoire of visual elements aiming for a maximum visual intensity. Ideas and images appear through the making of the work, language becomes unnecessary, I let the work speak for me.
I work with a visual language of lines, dashes, dots to create works that read as mysterious coded systems. Some works read almost as topographical or astronomical maps, while others read as keys of symbols, arranged and cate- gorised.
“ The work inspires close inspection, and efforts to decode and unlock the hidden languages are irresistible.”
Dusk Editions, Brooklyn, NY August 2015

Education

School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart

Exhibitions

Selected shows:
-Gallery Molly Krom, New York
-Dusk Editions, Brooklyn, NY
-Boom Gallery, Victoria
-Sardine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (28 JAN-5 MARCH 2017)
-May Space, Sydney (28 MARCH - 22 APRIL 2017)
-Copenhagen Outsider Art Gallery (20 MAY-30 JUNE 2017)
-The Painting Center, New York (JAN 2-27 2018)