cardiParty 2018.07 (Melbourne) with Adrian Doyle
Adrian Doyle has an extensive education in contemporary art, completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in 2000, followed by a Masters of Fine Art through research at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2001. In 1999 he was awarded the Brett Whitely Travelling Art Scholarship and in 2000 his work was collected by the Art Bank of Australia. Since then Doyle has since completed residencies in France, Thailand, Shanghai and Pakistan. His work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions across Melbourne, Perth, Washington, New York and the National Gallery of Australia.
In this exhibition Doyle combines urban art techniques and place it in a fine art context. The composition and size have been carefully chosen to reference the scale of street art, becoming crowded and over loaded with blunt imagery and narrative. This brutalization or sensationalism, is an aesthetic that he has created that aligns itself with the street art movement. The application of medium is critical in the successful development of urban art, that could also be considered fine art. In his studio practice, using the mediums in the right order and with the appropriate technique is crucial. To try and achieve this look, Doyle has utilised a mixture of spray paint, pastels, acrylic, house paint, oil paint and ink
The subjects in his artworks borrow heavily from the urban art movement developed around the 1990s, which came onto the street in the early 2000s. Culture jamming, political satire, advertising and popular culture were the main themes of early street art, reflecting his generation and cultural influences. These images are recreated and re-examined into personal narratives that are a reflection on my experiences, but in the end our experiences are all similarly alined. ‘You are all the same..!’ is used as a personal critique of the suburban dream.
TRAIN: Southern Cross Station (approx 15 minutes walk)
TRAM: 35, 70, 86
CAR: Parking at Harbour Town East car park
BICYCLE: Capital City Trail
There is a lift to the first floor near Docklands Drive.
Continue the conversation
Join us for drinks and snacks at Ba Noi from 3pm.
20-24 Wharf St
Docklands, VIC 3008