Deakin University
Browse

File(s) under permanent embargo

Art Goes On

composition
posted on 2020-11-01, 00:00 authored by David CrossDavid Cross
Art Goes On

History

Source

David Thomas; Moving Times : Artworks from David Thomas

Pagination

1 - 1

Publisher

BlocksProjects

Place of publication

Melbourne, Vic.

ISBN-13

9780648982906

Language

eng

Research statement

This text examines the recent art practice of Australian artist David Thomas. It specifically examines the assorted ways in which the artist interrogates the liminal spaces between figuration and abstraction and how the practice extends beyond formalism to examine everyday life and in particular chance as a generative mechanism for making art. This essay also examines the role of humour as both a strategy and modality that points towards a unique alignment of non-representational art and the absurd. In seeking to extend understandings of Thomas' practice beyond formal readings to examine the role of time and performance in supposedly static art objects, the text offers new knowledge as to the method and approach of a key figure in contemporary Australian Art. The text is published in the book Moving Times publishers by BlockProjects Gallery in Melbourne.

Publication classification

JO4 Original Creative Works – Other

Usage metrics

    Research Publications

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Keywords

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC