Gareth Sansom   
Amsterdam , 2021, Oil, enamel and collage on plywood, 30,5 x30,5 cm

Gareth Sansom (Born 1939 Melbourne, Australia)
Gareth Sansom is one of Australia’s most highly regarded painters. A pre-eminent figure of the Australian avant-garde for over 50 years, he is renowned for merging pop cultural references with intuitive and gestural mark making. His paintings, collages and watercolours are based on a personal iconography that includes imagery of a sexual, satirical and philosophical nature. Sansom’s luridly coloured and densely layered canvasses explore physical, psychological and material transformation; they begin as one thing but swiftly morph into another. Sansom rallies against his own control and consciousness in his work – he aspires to constantly surprise and challenge himself as an artist.