Artist Statement: “We are two people working as one, with a single vision, something no one else is doing in art.”
Gillie and Marc are Australian contemporary artists, and husband and wife, who collaborate to create art as one. Together, they have applied the imagery of their dog/human hybrid to celebrate the powerful spiritual relationship that exists between man and animal. Their hybrid allows them to explore unconditional love, loyalty, affection and joy through by asking us to consider whether a human might benefit from some of the qualities of the dog.As husband and wife, Gillie and Marc are Australian contemporary artists who collaborate to create art as one, the imagery of their animal/human hybrids has become iconic with sculptures of Dogman and Rabbitgirl on public display all over Australia. The hybrids celebrate the powerful spiritual relationship that exists between man and animal. Gillie and Marc reference their own remarkable love story in their works, perpetuating a pursuit of happiness and encouraging us to challenge the status quo and the perceived safety of societal convention.
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 120 x 120 cms
CHG Directors Statement: Gillie and Marc’s work has received acclaim worldwide, and their paintings and sculptures are held in collections both in Australia, and internationally. They have exhibited their art all over the world, with over thirty solo exhibitions. Together, they were Archibald Prize Finalists in 2006, won the Chianciano Biennale in Tuscany in 2009 and were finalists in Bondi’s Sculptures by the Sea in 2012.
Their sculptures have been commissioned by many large organisations and can be seen in Federation Square in Melbourne, the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo and Australia Zoo in Queensland just to name a few.
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