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Just not enough blue to hold it down


Curran, T, Just not enough blue to hold it down, Artbank, Sydney, pp. 1 (2017) [Acquisition]

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Tony Curran’s paintings display an intellectual rigour through an exploration of society’s increased dependence on technology and the effect digital culture has had on human relations and intimacy. 'Just not enough blue to hold it down' relates directly to the world in which it was made, an outcome of a collaboration with Lachlan Brown in response to his poem ‘Americarnage’. Curran interprets the Electoral College map from President Donald Trump’s victory, using stark blues and reds to convey the division of America at that moment. The result is a dynamic, expressive painting embedded with contemporary politics. Although Curran uses digital drawing to compose his works, he returns to the tactility of painting in its final execution. Curran (b.1984) is an emerging artist currently living and working in Canberra, ACT. Originally born in Sydney, he works between painting, drawing and digital media. His practice centres on touch-screens as symbols of our physical intimacy with computers.

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Item Type:Acquisition
Keywords:painting, Lachlan Brown, Americarnage, algorithmic painting
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Curran, T (Dr Anthony Curran)
ID Code:150453
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Art
Deposited On:2022-06-15
Last Modified:2022-06-16

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