This May, Artereal Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Australian artist Sam Holt, titled 'Caught between snorkelling and drowning, we swam'. This latest body of work represents the artist’s first solo exhibition since being awarded the 2017 Marten Bequest and his subsequent relocation to Berlin.
Constructed from old canvases and paintings that the artist has held on to in the studio for years, Sam Holt has taken Pablo Picasso’s maxim that “Every act of creation is first an act of destruction” to heart when creating his latest body of work. Cut up, reassembled, collaged, pieced together, layered, painted over again and sewn into new works, Holt’s latest ‘paintings’ grow out of a process that draws on and remixes his own artistic oeuvre. The result is a series of artworks which act as a visual metaphor for the notion that each and every past decision we have made, no matter how small or seemingly inconsequential they may seem, informs and plays some role in the fabrication of our present reality.
Exhibition opening: 1 May, 6pm – 8pm.