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andrew craig

8 October - 2 November 2013

Craig is interested in landscape that may otherwise be overlooked or taken for granted - particularly active areas where belligerent tectonic forces and the erosive effects of a boisterous climate continually shape the land. It is this interface of growth vs. decay and restlessness vs. contentment that provides a latent metaphor for the effects of external forces on society. He explains that in these circumstances "a terrible beauty often finds expression."

Craig's paintings are free from the usual elements found in landscape works, such as the sky (as a means of escape), and objects that provide a sense of scale. The viewer is therefore confronted foremost with surface and composition. Many of Craig's paintings are derived from montages of landscapes to make a fictitious whole, further adding to the 'strangeness' of the works.

Advance, 2013. Oil on canvas. 1300 x 1100mm

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Bridge, 2013. Oil on canvas. 1300 x 1100mm

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Flukes, 2013. Oil on canvas. 1300 x 1100mm

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Cavern, 2013. Oil on canvas. 1300 x 1100mm

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Horizon, 2013. Oil on canvas. 1300 x 1100mm

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Palimpsest, 2013. Oil on canvas. 1300 x 1100mm

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Rift, 2013. Oil on canvas. 1300 x 1100mm

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The End, 2013. Oil on canvas. 1300 x 1100mm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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