Program of Completion: Fine Art, 2010
Austin was born in Brockville, but spent many years in the southern Ontario town of Amherstburg before returning to Brockvllle for college. Though he graduated from Fine Arts at SLC in 2010, Austin has had a hard time maintaining his creative drive over the last many years. The theme of this show is more reflected in the creative process than the Art itself as he is reflecting on, refreshing and reframing his passion.
Austin enjoys mixed media, abstract and surreal art, and often utilizes lots of texture and colour in his works which range in subject matter. Considering himself more of an intuitive creator most of his work happens on the fly. Rarely, a thumbnail sketch may exist. While he wouldn't consider himself a photographer Austin enjoys taking photos of the world around him. Currently, Austin is employed at SLC Brockville's student residence as desk staff. In his spare time he enjoys escaping reality in TV and video games, and with any luck will continue to create.
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About the Artwork
Flotsam and Jetsam
Mixed Media on Canvas
12” x 12”
"Flotsam and Jetsam" was created during a personal emotional storm of sorts. The chaos of the piece is reflective of these emotions. The piece utilizes various items and objects to add texture and give the effect of floating debris after a shipweck which is what inspired the title. The colours were slightly subdued to create a less vibrant atmosphere. I discovered that my finger is a great tool for dry-brushing while creating this piece. While this is meant to be viewed straight on, as there are 3D aspects to the work, it may appear different in different lighting and at different angles.
Mixed Media on Wood
8” x 10”
"Styrofoam Tide" represents a small area of a waterway with floating bits of debris polluting it, mainly various forms of styrofoam broken into small pieces and shapes which in the work create interest and texture. It is a great way to use something that otherwise ends up in the trash to create an interesting (hopefully) art piece. The colours, while pretty are signs of chemicals leaching into the water. The artist looks forward to using styrofoam more in the future. While this is meant to be viewed straight on, as there are 3D aspects to the work, it may appear different in different lighting and at different angles.