Mark Seabrook – Behold A Pale Horsie

Solo Exhibition
Fitzroy Gallery
25 March – 16 April 2022

Mark Seabrook is a Melbourne-based artist and graphic designer, whose figurative works are fastidiously rendered in oils in monochrome or full colour. A self-taught painter, his Art History degree informs much of his work, along with liberal doses of pop culture, absurdism and humour. His paintings often feature unexpected elements and usually reward closer investigation with layered meanings, social commentary and amusement.

Ride on into the golden age of western movies. John Wayne in Technicolor. Whoa! Is that Clint Eastwood astride a playground pony, skewering the tough guy machismo? Or is it that how he chooses to relax? The iconography of the western ingrained itself in pop culture. Here the vistas and settings remain, but the stoic heroes portrayed in moments of repose. Behold a Pale Horsie is a series of oil paintings that invites you to join the Horsemen of the Apocalypse on a ride through Death Valley. (Can you hear Ennio Morricone?) Yeehaw!

Read our interview with Mark to learn more about his art practice.