Tony Irving, It was a long road ahead... 2017 86 x 68 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, It was a long road ahead... 2017
86 x 68 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Call from the past... 2017 oil on linen, 62 x 56 cm, available

Tony Irving, Call from the past... 2017
oil on linen, 62 x 56 cm, available

Tony Irving, It wasn't what he'd expected... 2017 77 x 62 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, It wasn't what he'd expected... 2017
77 x 62 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, So you're in it too? 77 x 62 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, So you're in it too?
77 x 62 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, There was no way out... 2017 oil on linen, 122 x 122 cm, available

Tony Irving, There was no way out... 2017
oil on linen, 122 x 122 cm, available

Tony Irving, He did a double take... 2017 183 x 122 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, He did a double take... 2017
183 x 122 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, It was only a matter of time... 2017 oil on linen, 87 x 67 cm, available

Tony Irving, It was only a matter of time... 2017
oil on linen, 87 x 67 cm, available

Tony Irving, She left in a hurry, 2017 oil on linen, 76 x 72 cm, available

Tony Irving, She left in a hurry, 2017
oil on linen, 76 x 72 cm, available

Tony Irving, Things didn't feel right... 2017 oil on linen, 87 x 67 cm, available

Tony Irving, Things didn't feel right... 2017
oil on linen, 87 x 67 cm, available

Tony Irving, Still Life Becomes Landscape 61 x 76 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Still Life Becomes Landscape
61 x 76 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Deconstructing Mondrian 62 x 76 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Deconstructing Mondrian
62 x 76 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Still Life in White 72 x 62 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Still Life in White
72 x 62 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Objets D'art 66 x 63 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Objets D'art
66 x 63 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Yellow Gesture 62 x 76 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Yellow Gesture
62 x 76 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Paint Like Michaelangelo 66 x 63 cm, available

Tony Irving, Paint Like Michaelangelo
66 x 63 cm, available

Tony Irving, Red Bowl Red Ball 66 x 63 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Red Bowl Red Ball
66 x 63 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Artists' Models 66 x 63 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Artists' Models
66 x 63 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, String Quartet 1 Gauche on Arches, 13 x 20 cm, available

Tony Irving, String Quartet 1
Gauche on Arches, 13 x 20 cm, available

Tony Irving, String Quartet 4 Gauche on Arches, 13 x 20 cm, available

Tony Irving, String Quartet 4
Gauche on Arches, 13 x 20 cm, available

Tony Irving, String Quartet 2 Gauche on Arches, 13 x 20 cm, available

Tony Irving, String Quartet 2
Gauche on Arches, 13 x 20 cm, available

Tony Irving, Unttitled 126 x 96 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Unttitled
126 x 96 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, What Goes Round 86 x 76 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, What Goes Round
86 x 76 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Masterclass 86 x 76 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Masterclass
86 x 76 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Untitled 115 x 68 cm, oil on linen, available

Tony Irving, Untitled
115 x 68 cm, oil on linen, available

TONY IRVING

 

Melbourne based painter Tony Irving has been exhibiting his sensitive realist artworks since the mid 1960's. His works are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Tony Irving’s most recent paintings embrace pop art, avoiding the aesthetic traditions of contemporary high art with its highly individual splashes and statements, instead referencing the stylised, mass-market culture of pulp fiction, graphic novels and film noir. 

There’s a familiarity with the images – a sense of déjà vu – and yet there’s also mystery. Irving is always telling a story in his works and here weaves together a narrative arc that hints at foreboding, unease and a darkness beyond the surface. A key theme is surveillance and though the largely monotone works conjure another era, the flashes of colour subtly link the works to today’s world.

Tony Irving will be exhibiting at LIndberg Galleries in August 2017

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