The current exhibition at Traffic Jam Galleries focuses on portraiture and the body. Five artists from across Australia are featured who have not exhibited together previously . The divergent works are occasionally challenging, playful, nurturing and at times melancholic and whimsical.
The subject of the works vary from identifiable, enigmatic and iconographic through to evocative. We are invited to consider conversations surrounding the body, our relationships with other people and the art of portraiture and the figure.
Anthony Breslin’s use of mixed media includes items such as toothpaste, jigsaw pieces, paint tubes, pencil sharpeners , paint tin lids and paint brushes , swirling paint often combined with paper and cardboard in collage like three dimensional results.There is a particular style Breslin frequently uses – a distinctive round face, huge eyes and long nose. His characters have an enormous boisterous Presence, at times perhaps somewhat bizarre . Continue reading TRAFFIC JAM GALLERIES – TALKING HEADS