"What I paint most is what interests me most, that is, people; the human condition, in particular the effect on appearance of environment and behavior … a large part of the motive … is the desire to understand and if possible, to illuminate…"
John Brack (Melbourne, 1920-1999) was the painter of modern Australian life.
His work is characterized by a kind of caustic realism and a strong sense of sardonic humor.
In everything that he produced he tried to achieve a purity of style and a perfect synthesis of color, line and tone.
Opening on April 24th at the National Gallery of Victoria, is the first John Brack retrospective exhibition to be held in more than twenty years.
The exhibition will be on view until 9 August 09.