Faded - Thom Stuart
'Faded' by Thom Stuart
Acrylic on plywood
40 x 60cm
The Third Quarter were proud to host Australian artist Thom Stuart with his solo exhibition 'EMPTY SUN' from May 10 - 23, 2019.
From the artist's viewpoint as a non-indigenous Australian, Thom Stuart recognises and touches on the history and lineage of artists before him attempting to capture the Australian landscape from a western perspective.
As a male contemporary painter, Stuart showcases his observations on the inherent aggression impacting the landscape, present in human behaviours -- whether through vandalism and the desire to leave marks in a public space, or the act of building walls in the desire to propagate segregation with imagined and physical boundaries.
EMPTY SUN was a bold collection of painted works that examined the complexities of these issues, while still presenting a pleasurable aesthetic experience as an authentic observation of the artist's current environment.