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Converge: A Topographic Abstraction of the Pilbara

About Converge: A Topographic Abstraction of the Pilbara

BEASTMAN | VANS THE OMEGA

Presented as part of PUBLIC 2015, Converge: A Topographical Abstraction of the Pilbara is the first collaborative exhibition by Sydney based artist Beastman and Adelaide based Vans the Omega. These works have taken inspiration from aerial views of the unique Pilbara landscapes, abstracting the familiar topographies using their distinctive artistic styles.

Both artists are widely known for their ambitious large-scale murals that can be seen all over Australia. This body of work demonstrates the versatility of the contemporary street artist, using innovative artistic practices to transfer their work from street to gallery. Beastman’s intricate style incorporates geometric detailing and shapes inspired by the geological formations found in the Pilbara topographies, illustrating his love of beauty within nature. Working well alongside Beastman’s colourful blocking, is the expressive style Vans the Omega, focusing on the organic movement of materials and an exceptional colour palette informed by aerial views of the region.

This collaboration culminated in an artist residency here in Port Hedland in March, with the artists taking time to further discover this distinctive part of the Pilbara and working together to create a mural in Port Hedland’s historical West End, a legacy of their time spent in the town.

PUBLIC is a multi-year project that FORM is delivering across Western Australia. The program of exhibitions, murals, and thought leadership interrogates the relationship between art in public spaces and galleries and community wellbeing. Converge forms the centrepiece of the PUBLIC 2015 program in the Pilbara, and kicks of the State-wide event. Read more about PUBLIC here.

The following works from Converge are available from the Courthouse Gallery; for any purchase inquiries please contact mail@courthousegallery.com.au

Download a full catalogue of works here.

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(above) Vans the Omega, Open Ended, 75x60cm, Acrylic, aerosol and satin varnish on mounted plywood, $2400

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(above) Vans the Omega, Middle Ground, 45x60cm, Acrylic, aerosol and satin varnish on mounted plywood, SOLD

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(above) Beastman, It’s All Around You, 60x60cm, Acrylic, ink and satin varnish on mounted plywood, $2400

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(above) Beastman, Infriction, 60x60cm, Acrylic, ink and satin varnish on mounted plywood, $1900

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(above) Vans the Omega, Trinity, 90x60cm, Acrylic, aerosol and satin varnish on custom framed plywood, $3200

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(above) Vans the Omega, Short Division, 45x60cm, Acrylic, aerosol and satin varnish on mounted plywood, $1900

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA(above) Beastman, Hydrographic Expansion, 30cm diameter, Acrylic, ink and satin varnish on mounted plywood, $800

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA(above) Beastman, Horizon Expansion, 30cm diameter, Acrylic, ink and satin varnish on mounted plywood, SOLD

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(above) Vans the Omega, Scar Tissue, 45x60cm, Acrylic, aerosol and satin varnish on mounted plywood, SOLD

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(above) Vans the Omega, Road Less Travelled, 60x45cm, Acrylic, aerosol and satin varnish on mounted plywood, $1900

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(above) Beastman, Converge, 120x60cm, Acrylic, ink and satin varnish on mounted plywood, $4800

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(above) Beastman, Coastal Intervention, 60x60cm, Acrylic, ink and satin varnish on mounted plywood, $1900

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(above) Vans the Omega, Rising in Ore, 30x45cm, Acrylic, aerosol and satin varnish on mounted plywood, SOLD

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(above) Vans the Omega, Origins, 45x60cm, Acrylic, aerosol and satin varnish on mounted plywood, $1900

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(above) Beastman, Coastal Intervention, 60x60cm, Acrylic, ink and satin varnish on mounted plywood, SOLD

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA(above) Beastman, Fractured, 24cm diameter, Acrylic, ink and satin varnish on mounted plywood, $600

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(above) Beastman & Vans the Omega, Given to the Rising, 240x90cm, Acrylic, ink, aerosol and satin varnish on mounted plywood, $8000

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(above) Beastman & Vans the Omega, Pilbara, 240x200cm, aerosol on mounted plywood, $4000

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