Moving Painting (animation) durational digital 4K MP4 file (without sound) and matte 65inch UHD 4K monitor
144 x 81cm
Courtesy of the artist
Since the mid 1990's I have been progressively folding-in evolving technologies as they become commonly available into my automatistically developed 'free-form' abstract painting practice. The different spatial and temporal conditions that these changes have afforded have culminated in many large scale installations of wall works and also durational paintings that I call 'moving paintings', which I have exhibited in Melbourne and also in Germany.
'The video sketches for this work emerged in the latter part of the pandemic initially as paintings made in a VR headset, that were then fused and re-edited into this 'moving painting'. Through the process I found myself referring to the legacy of chiaroscuro painting to preserve a connection and sense of interiority. There is no photography or scanning used in the process. This work is an extension of my work with virtual 3d as a site to create painting but then returned to the 2d illusionistic space of painting through making it for a 65inch monitor.'
David Harley with his artwork 'Naples Black' 2022. Photo: Elijah Clarke
This artwork will be on display in the 2023 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize Finalist Exhibition from Saturday 25 November 2023 until Sunday 18 February 2024.
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