ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

As well as the native wildlife, Weichard’s practice focuses on industrious farm animals, livestock and working dogs – subjects that have consistently stood out to the artist for their stoic and loyal nature. Vitality and vigor are at the center of each of Weichard’s works. The intentionally-dramatic brushstrokes imbue his subject matter with a dynamism that is at once powerful and compelling. Combining bright colours with layered mixed media and varied mediums, Weichard’s bold technique belies the intentionality of his process.

Evoking memories of the generation of fallen fauna on the forest floor, Weichard’s subjects emerge from a chaos of shapes and colour, morphing into startlingly vivid depictions of familiar Australian characters. Moving between this considered approach and his chaotic application, Weichard’s paintings hold a drama and depth that masterfully draw audiences in for closer inspection.

The artist’s message is simple: ‘Mindful reflection of this amazing place, and the incredible things within it’…

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020 “The Land Up-Over” , Gulotti Galleries, Perth, WA

2020 “Memories Take Flight” , Metro Gallery, Armadale, VIC

2019 “A Vibrant Perspective”, Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, NSW Group Exhibitions

2020 “The Affordable Art Fair”, Battersea, London

2019 “The Other Art Fair”, The Cutaway, Barangaroo, Sydney

2019 “The Other Art Fair”, The Facility, Kensington, Melbourne

2019 “Winter Metro”, Metro Gallery, Mebourne

2015 “Colours of Melbourne”, Lorimer Gallery, Melbourne

2015 “Magnus 600”, Off the Kerb Art Gallery, Melbourne

2015 “40 x 40 exhibition”, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

 

Awards and Prizes

2018, Contemporary Art award, Pakenham Art Show

2017, Acquisitive Art Award, Ficifolia Art Show

2015 Finalist, Contemporary art Award

 

Collections

Private Collections, Adelaide, SA

Private Collections, Sydney, NSW

Private Collections, Melbourne, VIC

Private Collection, London, Cologne, Germany, Spain

 

 

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