Emu Family 2017
"In my work I try to find a balance between abstract shapes and a realistic way of painting my subjects. I want to paint a simple composition of shapes and colours that still feels like you are looking at a photo-realistic image. Here I portrayed an Emu dad with its chicks walking around in the desert and spinifex country around Kalgoorlie."
Amok Island is a multi-disciplinary artist from the Netherlands, based in Fremantle, and if he weren’t an artist he would be a biologist. His work explores his lifelong fascination with nature and its relationships and history with mankind. Amok Island pursues a point of balance where minimal shape and colour remain capable of realistically representing a subject. To accomplish this, he renders his subjects to near bare minimum geometric elements of form, and places paramount importance on the use of a carefully considered colour palette.
Amok Island has created murals in over 20 countries worldwide and exhibited his work in Australia, the Netherlands and Japan. Amok Island recently completed one of Australia’s largest murals; ‘Six stages of Banksia baxteri’ spanning 162m long and 25m high on the CBH Grain silos in Ravensthorpe, making national news.
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