BROCK Q. PIPER
b. 1985 -
Brock Q. Piper (b. 1985) currently lives and works in Melbourne, VIC. Growing up on a farm nestled in the valleys of the snowy mountains, he was taught oil painting by his grandmother at the age of four. Piper’s work is a personal reflection of his life experiences, aimed at discovering truth through an exploration of time, death, shamanism and nature.
Composition no. 2, 2018, mixed media on canvas, 100 x 100cm
Brock Q. Piper on his practice;
“As an artist, I am compelled to explore personal experiences and translate them into paintings, drawings and poems to express that which cannot be understood without the abstraction of creation. It’s about one’s own past being observed outside of context, and how we self-assess by exploring the past through our present understandings.
One can never know how a work will turn out. For me, I have always relished the battle that is painting, and endure to push my work to the brink of complete self-destruction in order to be as honest as possible within my work, while maintaining the ambiguity of abstraction. It is this distraction from reality that allows me to embed my entire consciousness into my work.
I am looking to create a visual poem through my work. Attempting to will the birds out of mid air, to grapple with them mid-flight. Working the image up in layers to allow the forms to evolve and dissolve on the canvas. As an exploration of self, I am dissecting my life as if it were a specimen pinned down to be examined, twisted and manipulated into its final resolution.
For me, the act of painting is one of dredging the past. A way of forging a visual story by conjuring history. It is a cathartic act of interpreting and understanding self and lived experiences. There is a little part of you that gets left behind in the work, like a shard of your soul embedded within the layers of paint.”
Brock Q. Piper is currently completing an artist residency in Los Angeles.
‘Inhabitants’, a group show featuring Brock Q. Piper, Rachael McCully-Kerwick & Hayden Jackson runs from 9th February – 23rd February 2019. Opening night: Saturday, 9th February, 3-5pm.
Just where this freedom breaks, 2017, Mixed media on canvas, 110 x110cm
2019 Inhabitants, Piermarq, Sydney (group)
2017 Travelling Light, Piermarq, Sydney (solo)
2017 Loribelle Spirovski + Brock Q Piper, Metro Gallery, Melbourne VIC (solo)
2016 Rodeo Sideshow, Piermarq, NSW (group)
2016 Fenton and Fenton, Prahan, VIC (Representation)
2016 19 Karen Contempory Gallery, Mermaid Beach, QLD (Representation)
2015 Colours of Melbourne, Waterfront Gallery, Docklands, VIC (Group show)
2015 Emerging Art, Gallery 69, Melbourne, VIC (Group show)
2015 Opening, Stone Saint Moon, Newcastle, NSW (Solo Exhibition)
2015 Occupy, Project Gallery, Wollongong, NSW (Group show)
2015 Enter:EXILE, Brunswick Arts, Melbourne, VIC (Solo Exhibition)
2014 Portals + Poison, Howlin’ Wolf Artbar, Wollongong, NSW (Solo Exhibition)
2014 Illawarra Showcase, Tortuga Gallery, Sydney, NSW (Group Exhibition), as a part of ART MONTH
2014 While we forget to sleep, Howlin’ Wolf Artbar, Wollongong, NSW (Solo Exhibition)
2014 sketchbook showcase- 99, Beach-Art Gallery, Bulli, NSW (Solo Exhibition)
2013 one night from yesterday, Alibi Artbar and Gallery, Wollongong, NSW (Solo Exhibition)
2013 observations from EXILE, Global Gallery, Sydney, NSW (Solo Exhibition)
2013 Stock Room Showcase, Global Gallery, Sydney, NSW (Group Show)
2013 EXILED, Alibi Artbar and Gallery, Wollongong, NSW (Solo Exhibition)
2013 awkward fumblings of a failed relationship, Studio 19, Wollongong, NSW (Solo Exhibition)
2012 URBAN, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC (Group Show)
2012 animals in EXILE, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC (Solo Exhibition)
2012 Handwriting, Gallery 9, Wollongong, NSW (Group Show)
2012 Record Day, Gallery 9, Wollongong, NSW (Solo Exhibition)
2011 animals in EXILE, Gallery 9, Wollongong, NSW (Solo Exhibition)
2008 Ververy – Grad show, Project Gallery, Wollongong, NSW (Group Show)
2008 Drawn – Drawing exhibition, Project Gallery, Wollongong, NSW (Group Show)
2008 Cluster, Project Gallery, Wollongong, NSW (Group Show)
2008 Outdoor Art Show, Old Parliament House lawn Gallery, Canberra, ACT (Group Show)
2007 In Print – Printmaking exhibition, Project Gallery, Wollongong, NSW (Group Show)
2007 Outdoor Art Show, Old Parliament House lawn Gallery, Canberra, ACT (Group Show)
Would you like to view more works by Brock Q. Piper? Feel free to give us a call on (02) 9660 7799 or email us on [email protected]