COLLABORATIVE PAINTING PERFORMANCE (2020) @ YAGAN SQUARE (TODAY IN MY LIFE PROJECT) PERTH, WA)
While maintaining social distancing, contemporary painters Harrison See and Desmond Mah collaborate together creating a large impromptu painting. During this time-lapsed performative painting session Mah and See both draw on cultural iconography as they apply inks, gesso and soy sauce, reworking their own, and each others’ imagery until a conclusion is reached. While painting, the two Perth-based artists improvise a story examining their hybrid cultural identities.
2020 PAINTED STUDIES
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NEXUS: A GROUP SHOW
COLLABORATIVE RESIDENCY (2020) @ FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL (SPECTRUM PROJECT SPACE, MOUNT LAWLEY, WA)
Harrison See has treated his response to Akio Makigawa’s artwork as a contemporary cross-cultural collaboration. This collaboration took the form of a hypothetical dialogue between the two artists as See sought out the writing and artwork of Makigawa; as well as testimony from his still living acquaintances. Through this material, See engaged with Makigawa’s ideas, perspectives and approaches. This experience shifted See’s own approaches to painting and resulted in the creation of two new paintings. The residency was undertaken within a studio space shared with Perth-based artists, Gale Thackery and Laura Mitchell.
BENEATH THE TREES
COMMISSION FOR PRIVATE COLLECTION, (PERTH, WA)
VISITORS CENTRE - ARTIST IMPRESSION
COMMISSION FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PARKS FOUNDATION (PERTH, WA)
Painting imagery pending official media release...