Acrylic, ingredient on rear reinforced masonite
I was invited to submit a volunteered piece of significant art. The work
was to be exhibited then auctioned as VIVID Contemporary Art. The show and
auction itself being held at fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne. The proceeds
going towards the fund raising effort for the Australian Greens up coming
federal election campaign.
The artwork's rational is positioned to the right of the image below. The
attached artist bio is written as follows;
Berton is a Sydney/Gold Coast based artist/graphic designer, currently undertaking
a Post Graduate Master of Teaching at University of Sydney. He is also a
member on the committee of Arts and Cultural Affairs. He has worked as a
designer since 1987, and made a conscious decision to add a painting career
to his repertoire in 1995. A recent consideration to enter the Florence
Biennale via committee invitation has promoted him onto an international
He's found a comfortable and complimentary overlap between the disciplines
of stringent design principles and boundless creative expression.
Having started his design career on numerous high profile projects such
as the Sheraton Mirage International Resort's, he left ad agency fervour
and the Gold Coast glam for Sydney. He'd been invited by John Fairfax Holdings
to join their publishing operations. Whilst there he headed JFH creative
developments in leading edge technologies, art directed and simultaneously
managed several branch art departments.
A member of NAVA and the ACA, he's an accomplished cartoonist and digital
manipulator. Penning and manipulating quite stinging satirical views on
lifestyle and environmental issues, also international and national politics.
Visit www.bertonwithanee.com An innovator in the true sense of the word.
His recent digital acclaims are NO WAR: PLAN.A (a.k.a. Opera Redhouse)
an in principle support offering for David Burgess and Will Saunders, and
Contemporary Views of Classic Sydney Series being sold from the MCA,
PHM and other quality Sydney outlets.
Concerned with social injustices and environmental issues he frequently
volunteers, and for his creative bent. Among these organisations are The
Wilderness Society, Oxfam and The Conservation Council of South Australia,
'All of my works are direct, sincere inner most heartfelt creations.
It isn't a simple process of whacking paint onto a surface. There's a calculated,
reflective, time worn development in each piece. I aim to make that concept
translate and convey to viewers and holders of my works'"
other wonderful and creative submissions at the official VIVID website http://www.vic.greens.org.au/vivid/
play on the term Civilise. Somewhat self explanatory, yet the
artwork endeavours to reflect our unsustainable lifestyles. Our pursuit
to control nature, to manicure our surrounds and reface the geography. We
are wittingly charting our own ends. Civil-lies profile our endless
pursuit to relentlessly take from the environment. To strip its resources
and show little respect for it. There's nothing civilised about it.
Trampling on the very wonder that allows us, humanity, to exist.|