Stephen Doan / Bren Luke / Jessie Jean - 30 October 2020 January 19 2019
Outré Gallery Fitzroy
30 Oct – 17 Nov 2020
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Originally from the "Bush Capital", Stephen Doan aka Stevie D is a Melbourne based illustrator, tattooist, graphic designer and failed breakdancer.
Best known for his hyperrealistic stylised portraiture work, Stephen's tattooing influences have also armed him with a more loose, graphic approach to his image making. With a strong interest in low brow art, 80's paraphernalia and tattoo culture, coupled with a graphic design background, this has enabled him to explore other subject matters with the same sensibility and eye for composition.
Bren Luke was born and raised in Ballarat, Victoria. He studied Fine Art at Ballarat University, majoring in painting and printmaking, and graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. For the past decade or so, Bren’s work has been focused on traditional drawing techniques primarily using pen and ink. His detailed cross-hatching style was born from an interest in the 16th century engravings of Albrecht Durer and by studying the vast and varied work of underground comic book artists and illustrators.
Jessie Jean is a painter whose studio is based in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. You can find her listening to 60's/70’s progressive rock, exploring the visual boundaries of the New Contemporary genre, submerged in the inspiration of her natural surroundings.
Graduating 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Design at RMIT, Jessie has expanded her skillset studying Applied Design, Illustration, signwriting, watercolour and oil painting.
She is a self-confessed 'Ornithophile' (bird-lover), and since her youth has been fascinated by the weird and wonderful eccentricities of the Avian world. This is reflected in her current exhibition of detailed acrylic-gouache portraits, that explore the concepts of symbolism, mythology and folklore surrounding The Raven.