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INNER MYTHS

Posted by: Cleo on the 23rd of June, 2014, 29 comments
Posted in: SHIDA, Backwoods Gallery, Exhibition, Australia

Inner Myths from Shida on Vimeo.



Backwoods Gallery is proud to present Inner Myths, a collection of new paintings and sculptural works by Shida.

The exhibition is a dynamic record of Shida's development as an artist who envisions infinite worlds. Considering an array of approaches, through Inner Myths, he synthesises styles as diverse as Science Fiction Art, French Post-Impressionism and Russian Symbolist Art in his depiction of ethereal realities. Influenced by the work of Frank Frazetta, Paul Gauguin, Mikhail Vrubel and Nikolai Kalmakov, for Inner Myths, as Australia's most prolific young street artist, Shida reinvokes two centuries of art history in his characteristic style.

Inner Myths presents a refined body of works, demonstrating that Shida is an asset to Australian contemporary art, who is constantly challenging himself against the sources of his inspiration.

Inner Myths by Shida
Friday the 4th of July
6-10pm
Melbourne, Australia

Ghostpatrol!

Posted by: Cleo on the 29th of June, 2012, 5 comments
Posted in: Ghost Patrol, Artist Interview, Melbourne, Backwoods Gallery, Illustration,

Ghostpatrol is a Melbourne based artist that takes you on a journey of space exploration and time travel. Using multiple mediums to explore the super future Ghostpatrol invites you to ask questions and look beyond your immediate existence and atomic configuration. We caught up with him in Melbourne to check out his current show and see what he was up to this year.


Average day in the life of Ghostpatrol?
Wake early, answer emails and head to studio to paint all day, home to sleep and repeat.
On other days my day is broken up visiting my friends studio and some late evening ping pong and sunset watching.

Study or self taught?
Self taught through practical experience and working alongside other talented artists.





What's Backwoods Gallery?
Backwoods is a team of artists and curators, think Voltron!

I started Backwoods with some close friends to share and exhibit the art that we want to see from around the world.It's great for me to have a perfect space for my exhibitions in Melbourne. The biggest bonus has been the opportunity to give back to the community that has supported me as well as curating and working as an assistant for some of my favourite artists.

Can you tell us about the recent structure you built for your solo exhibition at Backwoods?
My recent sculpture is part of an ongoing body of collaborative work with Tristan Jalleh.
We recently rebuilt it for its new owner. It now lives outside under some large pine trees. Plants are slowly growing over it. It's slowly being absorbed back into the earth.



So you build, paint, make and draw. Any mediums in particular you are wanting to explore this year?
I've been researching ceramics for a while now, I'm almost ready to dive in. I've also been getting back into hand drawn animation.

Projects/shows your currently working on?
I just opened a collaborative exhibition with Miso at the amazing Chalk Horse Gallery in Sydney.
I'm always producing my work along way in advance of deadlines, so at the moment I'm working on some exhibitions for next year and other secret projects.

Studio essentials?
I have a few favorite brushes though I try not to be too dependent on specific supplies. I'm always surrounded by little figurines and treasure.


You can check out more of Ghostpatrol's work at
www.ghostpatrol.net

COSMIC SCALE AND THE SUPER FUTURE

Posted by: Cleo on the 22nd of May, 2012, 4 comments
Posted in: Cosmic Scale and the Super Future, Ghost Patrol, Melbourne, Art, Backwoods Gallery



Ghostpatrol solo exhibition on now until the 13th of June at Collingwood's Backwoods Gallery. Entitled Cosmic Scale and the Super Future, the exhibition comprises five large scale works, the size somewhat appropriate given the epic scope of the subject matter Ghostpatrol is tackling.