Homonculus drawing, 2022
mixed media on torn paper
120 x 86 cm
Homonculus drawing is from a series that employs the idea of the homonuclus as an internalised image of self projected in the world. Each assembled drawing work manifests figure/s in various ways – using body prints, cut paper inserts, printed elements and other fragmented representations, marks, 3D elisions and objects within environments that are collaged and abstracted. The drawing begins on two halves of paper separated from a single sheet with a torn space that is like a wound but also a threshold that re-unites them. The work represents a spectral, surrogate, repaired body emerging from a dense, composite space.
Greg Creek’s practice represents a political perspective on personal and public histories, engaging narrative, allegory and often specific local references. His work has been in group and individual exhibitions in Australia and internationally including Dog Whistlers, Kunstraumarcade, Vienna, Austria (2016), The Desktop Drawings, Shepparton Art Museum (2015), The Enlightenments, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh (2009), and The Allegorical Imperative, ACCA (2003). He has been the recipient of several residencies and commissions and was awarded the Len Fox painting prize (2022). He completed a PhD at RMIT University (2014) where he is a senior lecturer in art and Studio Leader in Drawing.