Bren Luke / 19 Apr - 12 May 2024 December 20 2023

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Bren Luke
Outré Gallery Fitzroy
19 Apr - 12 May 2024

Opening Night
6–8pm on Friday, 19 April 2024
319 Smith Street, Fitzroy
Drinks provided by Range Life Wine & Bodriggy Brewing Co.


*** Exhibition presale now live - click HERE to view

Bren Luke is an artist/illustrator living and working in Ballarat, Victoria, specialising in pen and ink drawings using a finely detailed cross-hatching and stippling technique. Bren's work often reflects upon urban scapes and glimpses of everyday life in the not so distant past as well as in contemporary life.

“Bren reacquaints us with the quiet vibrancy of things. First we notice the painstaking intricacy of his work, but then we settle into poignant moments that gently transport us to Tokyo and Meredith, to classic jazz and cinema. Yet as faithfully as he renders architecture and emotion, he invites us to see these faces and scenes anew, often from surprising angles. In the process he restores the inherent delicacy of the world around us: a hypnotic latticework of curves and contours.” - Doug Wallen, 2020

Artist statement:

My 'Tativille' series of drawings is an exploration and a celebration of the wonderful cinematic world created by French actor, director, screenwriter and producer Jacques Tati. In the scenes depicted in these 17 drawings I endeavoured to capture the spirit of Tati's films: his gentle humour, the intricate visual poetry he found in traffic jams and the carefully choreographed clogged up roundabouts that he transformed into merry-go-rounds. The endless skies and fluffy clouds surrounding the futuristic glass and steel of the new modernist world and the characters trying their best to navigate their way through the mazes. The serenity of innocence. The fun and beauty to be found by observing everyday life around us.

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