TIM STORRIER (b. 1949)

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Tim Storrier remains the youngest artist to win the coveted Sulman Prize at the AGNSW which he did at the age of 19. From the 1970s onwards, Storrier's paintings of the Australian landscape unite the environment with domestic, totemic, and symbolic objects using the `trompe líoeil‚ style. He held around twenty solo exhibitions from 1969-93, largely at Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Bonython Gallery in Sydney . In 1983 he had his first solo exhibition in London and from his 1990 exhibition at the same gallery (Fischer Fine Art) three works were purchased by MOMA, New York . In 1984 he was commissioned by Sir Garrick Agnew to visit Egypt and produce a series of works, from which emanated two solo project exhibitions, Tickets to Egypt, at AGNSW and AGWA. Group exhibitions in which his work appeared included Australian Contemporary Printmakers Touring Exhibition, PCA exhibition touring Canada , USA , U.K 1979-84.

Storrier and his 'Burning Rope' have become one of the most recognised artists and images in the history of Australian art. The Australian environment has loomed large in the development and inspiration of his work - the context for his imaginative reconstructions; the arid countryside; the feelings of isolation and mental space engendered in these places. He uses the landscape as a metaphor for personal and universal human experiences and emotions. Tim Storrier's combination of great techniques finesse with his sense of the theatrical and the creation of illusory worlds has cemented him as one of Australia 's finest and most famous artists and his work as some of the most collectable.


Bunce & Chain etching / coloured multi-plate 54/60 92 x 53cm