New paintings by Ramsey Dau
October 16 - November 1
Level 1, 499 Crown St
Surry Hills (above Title)
Ramsey Dau currently resides in Los Angeles. His recent body of work, termed “Future Primitivism,” combines a personal graphic vocabulary of primitive shapes, pattern and expressionistic mark-making, with masterfully rendered photorealism. Dau creates a type of “painted collage” that explores the tension of opposites – between modern and primitive, geometric and abstract, the simple and complex. It is a body of work shaped both by chance, and a deliberate, prodigious exploration of personal aesthetics.
Dau’s recent work has put him on the path of emergence. He was recently published in Modern Painters as one of 2014’s 25 Artists to Watch.
Dau spent a month in Australia as the recent recipient of Byron Bay's Art Park Artist Residency Program. A special thanks to Craig and Paul for their help with this exhibition.
Image: The King is Dead, Long Live the King, 2013. 60cm x 60xm. Acrylic, graff marker, spray paint and gold leaf on wooden board