oil and synthetic polymer paint on cut linen
198.5 x 198.5cm
Courtesy the artist and Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne
Greg Creek's practice represents a political perspective on personal and public histories, engaging allegory and satire in painting, drawing and installation projects.
Trans-exile painting manifests figures in various ways, using body forms, suggested heads, screen prints, gestures, painterly stains and scumbles in abstracted environments.
The canvas is a collaged composite; the surface reads as a unified picture plane and a repaired site. Here, within a saturated, shadowed interior two figures attend to another defaced upon a bunk bed. An illuminated mass occupies the space above.
We witness relations of transformation - of life stages, identities and the nature of representation itself.