There are blockbusters like Yoko, established pros like Erwin Wurm and the yet-to-be-famous talents at play in our ARIs. But before our artists are even up and comers, many of Sydney’s best make their first public splash by pinning something to the walls at annual best-of, HSC exhibition ARTEXPRESS. This year’s collection includes the usual: ceramic cloud atlas, winged books, tower of architecture and a bit of a religious tribute to Gorillaz' Jamie Hewlett. Which is to say: art that’s unusual, challenging, magnificent and probably among the best you’ll see all year.
Some of these artists will go on to greater art world success. Others will disappear from view. But, for now, it’s just an show full of first-of-a-kind ideas, stunning aesthetics and a lot of great art.
ARTEXPRESS’ young artists will also be popping up at the gallery for three weeks of Art After Hours March 12, 19 and 26. Details on the Art After Hours site. Image: Losing our religion by Romy Lester.