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Water colour on rag paper – framed
(H) 81 cm x (W) 97 cm

Item condition: New


Lyndell Brown and Charles Green have worked together as one artist since 1989. They are represented by ARC One Gallery. Working across mixed media on paper, oils, photography and overpainted digital prints, they have built a unique vocabulary that speaks to a contemporary condition of turbulence. They were Australia’s Official War Artists in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2007-08. Their works have been acquired by most Australian art museums including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Australian War Memorial.

“This is one of four watercolours made as deliberately small works that might bear a humble testimony to the aftershocks of vast failures that the artists earlier saw unfolding in 2007 in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2007, and to the fragility of democracy that we see now. Watercolour is a medium that completely translates documentary images into another, more fragile, distant realm, and we wondered what that translation would look like.”

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