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Paul Gundry

Suburban landscape painter

About

“Haunts is a selection of new works inspired by the world outside my front door. I capture my subject in the cool air and cold, early light of frosty winter mornings in suburban Hobart, placing my work in subtle collusion with various TV and cinema genres – mystery, suspense, Sci-Fi, and horror. I aim to present the suburban landscape in a state of calm that is both eerie and unnerving. In this manner, I am looking to reveal the commonplace and the everyday as simultaneously strange and familiar. By defamiliarizing that which is taken for granted, my practice looks to imbue its objects with a presence that is perhaps not readily apparent in the context of routine perception. In a strange rebuttal of the spirit of progress, the retrograde houses that often appear in my paintings harbour the spirits of a future that never arrives. Likewise, the cars that are either parked in, or moving through the landscape are apparitions of fantastic expectations that are never fully realised. Which is to say that their presence is characterised by an absence, spectres of the past that haunt the present, prompting, in Eugene Thacker’s words, “a disturbing reflection on the strange agency of the inanimate and impersonal materiality of the world around us and within us.” What frightens me as a liberal humanist subject is the loss of the Enlightenment project and its ideas of historical progress, but sometimes we are compelled to look into the darkness, and acknowledge the power of the negative.” Paul Grundy

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Education And Travel

2003 Bachelor Art (Honors) University of Tasmania
1997 Bachelor Fine Art (Honors) University of Tasmania
1990 England
1988-89 Australia

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Supernatural, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2015 Prepare to Stop, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2012 Primary Colours Colville Gallery, Hobart
2011 Housing Colville Gallery, Hobart
2010 City Limits / Common Ground Colville Gallery, Hobart
2009 Home Cinema Colville Gallery, Hobart
Paul Gundry Soho Galleries, Sydney
2008 Home Theatre, Colville Gallery Hobart

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Glover Prize Finalist
Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Finalist
2015 Annual Artists Show Coville Gallery, Hobart
2014 Paddington Art Prize Finalist
Annual Artists Show, Coville Gallery, Hobart
2013 Colville Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Hobart Finalist
Mosman Art Prize Finalist
Annual Artists Show, Coville Gallery, Hobart
2011 Art Melbourne, Colville Gallery, Melbourne
Annual Artists Show, Coville Gallery, Hobart
2010 Wrest Point Art Awards, Shortlisted
Glover Prize, Evandale Finalist
2009 Glover Prize Evandale, Shortlisted
Colville Gallery Art Melbourne 09
TMAG Art Foundation Auction – Emerging Tasmanian ArtistsGlenorchy Open 09, Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart
Finalist Stan & Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize 09
2008 Glover Prize Shorlisted
Colville Gallery, Art Melbourne 08, Melbourne
Cast Members Exhibition, CAST, Hobart
2007 CAST Members Show CAST Gallery Hobart
2006 CAST Members Show CAST Gallery Hobart

Awards

2017 Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Finalist
Glover Prize Finalist
Hadley Art Prize 2017 Finalist
2014 Glover Prize Finalist
Paddington Art Prize Finalist
2013 Colville Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Hobart Finalist
Mosman Art Prize Finalist
2010 Glover Prize, Evandale Finalist
2009 Liberty Insurance Collection
Finalist Stan & Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize 09
2008 City of Burnie Tasmanian Art Prize – Winner
Glover Prize – Shortlisted

Bibliography

The Australian Arts Exhibitions Tasmania 20 August, 2010 p.16
State of the Art The Mercury 20 June 2009 p. 6M
Australian Art Collector Issue 49 July – Sept 2009 p. 264
Art World Issue 8 April/May 2009 p.177
Find this artist’s work
Garden Path, a painting by Zsuzsa Kollo, 2010
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Colville Gallery

Galleries

91a Salamanca Place, Battery Point

specializing in modern and contemporary Tasmanian and Australian artists.