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TERRAFORM

30 July - 10 August

30 July – 10 August 2019

hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 11am to 3pm
admission: Free

…unreal, surreal, and wondrous worlds within worlds.

Josh Dykgraaf, Ourea, 2018, digital photo manipulation, editioned print, dimensions variable

Josh Dykgraaf, Noctua, 2019, digital photo manipulation, editioned print, dimensions variable

Josh Dykgraaf, Drogedy, 2019, digital photo manipulation, editioned print, dimensions variable

Josh Dykgraaf, Nanook, 2019, digital photo manipulation, editioned print, dimensions variable

Josh Dykgraaf, Karkardann, 2019, digital photo manipulation, editioned print, dimensions variable

Josh Dykgraaf, Tatanka, 2019, digital photo manipulation, editioned print, dimensions variable

Josh Dykgraaf, Daramullum, 2018, digital photo manipulation, editioned print, dimensions variable

Terraform: to shape the earth.

Terraform is a photographic manipulation experiment representing the culmination of countless hours of exploration, both literal and artistic. While travelling the world, artist Josh Dykgraaf, built a photography bank of thousands of landscapes and textures. In Terraform, he breaks down and rebuilds the earth into familiar fauna.

“I enjoy being able to create a sense of wonder. My work comes from a curiosity about the world and enjoyment of creating things, playing with perspective and illusion. The conceptual development of this series as being a lot like staring at clouds in the sky and seeing all kinds of shapes and forms. technically, I work with the idea that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

His works explores scale and the spiritual relationship between life and environment. It asks the question: where do we end and where does the fabric of the earth begin? His pieces feature imagery shot in North America, Scandinavia, Central Europe, Africa and around Australia.

Josh Dykgraaf creates imagery that will transport you to unreal, surreal, and wondrous worlds within worlds. Josh’s work features manipulations of his own photography and plays with scale and illusion, creating new realities from textures that make up both built and natural environments.

He is a mixed-media Photoshop artist and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia, who has trained in photography and graphic design and has been working as a commercial illustrator for seven years. He draws on influences such as MC Escher and futurist architects such as Eero Saarinen.

Join us for two artist talks from exhibiting artists Josh Dykgraaf and Amanda Johnson.
 
Saturday 3 August, 1pm
fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Refreshments provided
FREE EVENT, ALL WELCOME
 
First up, Josh Dykgraaf will speak about his exhibition TERRAFORM, his artistic process, and the literal and artistic exploration that led to the exhibition.
 
After a short break, Amanda Johnson will be in conversation with art historian Associate Professor Alison Inglis (the University of Melbourne) about her exhibition After the Archive: Park Life.

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Start:
30 July
End:
10 August
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fortyfivedownstairs
Phone:
03 9662 9966
Email:
info@fortyfivedownstairs.com

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Artist
Josh Dykgraaf

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fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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03 9662 9966
Website:
http://www.fortyfivedownstairs.com/
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