Doug Bartlett (Nick Morris And Dave Bowers)

Doug Bartlett (Nick Morris And Dave Bowers)

Artist’s Statement

“We open up the roller door to the garage in Torquay and let rip. With a few beers, and the music turned up, we throw ourselves into the canvases. Slabs of colour are slapped down haphazardly and images are layered on at random. A lot of this initial work won’t survive the painting process because we have a rule that says: ‘you can paint over anything, and the other one can’t protest’. Whole vistas appear and disappear. Hours of work can be swept away with one brutal sweep of a brush. ‘Doug has entered the building’ is the only explanation required.
This process, which is confronting as well as cleansing, continues until we both agree the painting is finished. Working this way creates a feverish momentum, and we can be working on up to forty paintings at a time.
The canvases are a free-flowing exchange of random images and themes, and are applied using stencils, spray paint, silkscreen and freehand, using acrylic paint and oil stick. We glean material from mass popular culture, including quotes from celebrities and words lifted directly from spam text.”

Biography

MEDIA/PUBLICATIONS
2009 Q MAGAZINE. Issue 56
2009 SURFERS JOURNAL France
2008-2007 SPACEJUNK MAGAZINE France
2008 NEWS HOUR. ABC television Aust, Asia, India and Pacific
2008 JET STAR in flight Magazine
2008 AG ideas Book Melbourne
2008 OYSTER MAGAZINE Sydney Issue 75
2008 THE RED FLAG / USELESS MAGAZINE German
2007 WATIM (We are the image makers) On line magazine Issue 12
2007 KINGBROWN MAGAZINE Perth.Issue 2
2006 DESKTOP MAGAZINE.Melbourne Issue 223 (Cover)
2006 EMPTY MAGAZINE. Sydney Issue 8
2006-2005 SEMI-PERMANENT BOOK Sydney
2005 MAVIOLOGY MAGAZINE Istanbul
2005 SEMI-PERMANENT BOOK New York

Awards

2010 DOUG MORAN finalist­

Exhibitions

SOLO
2011 LINTON AND KAY August Perth
2011 RETROSPECT GALLERIES Gold Coast
2010 GREENWOOD GALLERY
2010 ART SYDNEY
2010 SPACEJUNK FRANCE
2010 AAFNYC New York
2010 HARRISON SYDNEY
2010 ART MELBOURNE
2010 UFO GALLERY. Hong Kong.
2009 ART SYDNEY.
2009 GLOBAL BOOM. Retrospect gallery Byron Bay
2009 ART MELBOURNE.
2009 FREE RADICALS. Greenwood Gallery Melbourne
2009 BULLET PROOF. Harrison Gallery Sydney
2009 COOPER GALLERY. Noosa Heads
2008 TIGERFISH GALLERY. Torquay
2008 SPRING ST GALLERY Sydney
2008 ART SYDNEY
2008 YERING STATION Victoria
2008 HARRISON GALLERY Sydney
2008 ART BRISBANE
2008 ART MELBOURNE
2008 GREENWOOD GALLERY Lorne
2008 GAFFER GALLERY Hong Kong
2008 HOGAN GALLERY Melbourne
2008 SPACEJUNK GALLERY France
2007 BRUNSWICK ST GALLERY Melbourne
2007 ART SYDNEY. Doug Bartlett Stand
2007 TIGER FISH GALLERY Torquay
2007 HO GALLERY
2007 FRESH GALLERY
2007 ART MELBOURNE

GROUP
2006 CHINA HEIGHTS, Sydney
2006 THE BAKERY, Perth
2006 REVOLVER, Melbourne
2006 WHITEWASH GROUP SHOW Torquay

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  • Doug Bartlett (Nick Morris And Dave Bowers)

    Confidential Confessions

    Acrylic and screen print mix media on canvas

    100 × 150 cm