I hope you can make it along to my upcoming painting show! I've been working hard on a series of new paintings and projection pieces exploring themes and imagery such as micro v macro, connection across space, the deconstruction of time, and the permeating waves of energy vibrating through the universe!!
Opening reception is Friday 23rd May 1t 6pm at Black Cat Gallery, Collingwood, show will run May 23 - June 3. I'll be sitting in the gallery for most of it, so do come say hi! Here's a sneak peek painting -
Hope you can make it along to this really exciting new artist market! It's opening Friday May 18th from 6-9pm, then boom, big ol' market day on Saturday from 10am-5pm. I'll have stacks of goodies to grab, including a couple of new prints. See ya there!
Forgot to link to this interview conducted by Chris Gooch, comic editor of the Suburban Review Magazine.
Thought this was nice n cooked -
CG: Your work often seems to deal with spiritual/mystic themes (‘How do you know?’ is a great example). What attracts you to these stories? Does this represent a personal intersection between art and life for you?
DCM: I’m not sure mystic is the right term, spiritual is closer. A common thread through my work is that time is a very human concept that we use to create history. Without the concept of time humans would just be an ongoing string of shared ideas and experience related down through art and language. We are all connected in this sense, every human that has ever existed. We have all built up reality together, over this dimension that we have labelled ‘time’. I wouldn’t say this concept is mystical, it’s more philosophical. I like to celebrate the connection, the unity between all humans that we forget and ignore. I suppose I just want to remind everyone that you/we are part of something larger, and it’s not scary, it’s a beautiful concept.
Found this old anthology on my shelf today, 'Victoria Drug Scene', totally forgot about it. It came out back when Simon Hanselmann was Queen of the Melbourne comics scene (2013, holy crap, 5 years ago...), he threw together this great book with some of the more cooked local talent haha. Article also brings up M P Fikaris' brill anthology 'Dailies' which came out around the same time, I wonder how many issues came out in the end??
I remember at the time I was working on the first Coracle, had just moved out for the first time and was drawing furiously all day and night in my tiny attic apartment. Hanselmann found my work through Sticky Institute and Tumblr and invited me to be a part of the book, felt very lucky!
Image was taken from this article which has some great info on the book.