We are delighted to welcome Adam Pyett to the gallery and look forward to working with him in the future.
There is a tough structure and playful approach to still life that underpins Adam Pyett’s paintings. An early interest in abstraction remains evident across his now recognisable subject matter with strong compositional elements and tightly developed imagery. He uses paint to convey a quintessentially Australian aesthetic on subjects as diverse as flowers, found objects and punk rock iconography.
Pyett’s work has been recognised with a solo survey, Still Life Painting at Geelong Gallery (2017), inclusion in Ballarat Art Gallery’s Romancing the Skull (2017) and Painting More Painting at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2016). His work is part of the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University Museum of Art, and Artbank, in addition to private collections in Australia and the USA.
Adam’s first exhibition at the gallery will be 30 October – 17 November 2018.
Image credit: Adam Pyett. Photo: Sean McPhillips | Mighty Films