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David Harley: free-form propositions #2

Harley's floor-to-ceiling digital paintings create an immersive experience for the viewer.
By Hudson Brown
June 06, 2017
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David Harley: free-form propositions #2

Harley's floor-to-ceiling digital paintings create an immersive experience for the viewer.
By Hudson Brown
June 06, 2017
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This month at Richmond's Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne-based artist David Harley will exhibit his large-scale abstract works, which he creates through a mix of new and old technology. These floor-to-ceiling digital paintings stretch the full length of the gallery's walls and present Harley's complex and radiant works in their fullest possible glory.

Having been painting abstract works for decades, Harley has, since the 1990s, increasingly incorporated new technology into his work, including large-format printing, virtual three-dimensional constructions and projected animations. Harley works closely with each gallery he exhibits — going as far as creating visual models of the space to shape his paintings to the walls — to reflect the architecture of the gallery, creating an immersive experience for the audience.

Alongside numerous solo exhibitions, Harley has recently completed two commissions for Deakin University's Burwood campus, and another for National Australia Bank. David Harley: free-form propositions #2 is on display now until Saturday, June 17.

Image: Christo Crocker.

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