In his latest series Studio Perspectives Tony Irving moves from urban landscapes to a collection of reflective studio paintings. The works are a contemporary take on still life, inspired by art theories and concepts, by abstract shapes and forms, perspective, classic techniques, but with an underlying whimsy. Art shapes, especially dart shapes, are a recurring leitmotif in these still life paintings, and the concept that the abstract is always embedded within the figurative.
Born in 1939, 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 will be exhibiting at LIndberg Galleries in May 2016.
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