Wetland Rainforest, Kakadu, NT
Medium: Acrylic on linen
Dimensions: 61 x 76 cms
CHG Director's Statement: A consumate colourist David van Nunen was born in 1952. In 1980 he was awarded a six artist-in-residence at the Power Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.
An artist of immense vitality and verve, David van Nunen’s work, over the past two decades, has contributed to the formation of a fresh vision of the Australian landscape. Acclaimed as one of Australia’s outstanding colourists, van Nunen is renowned for his vivid and evocative images of Sydney Harbour and its foreshores, as well as Australia’s wilderness areas, national parks and botanic gardens.
David Van Nunen exhibits regularly in Australia, America, Europe and Mexico and has been a guest lecturer at such institutions as Georgetown University and the Australian Embassy in Washington DC, the National University in Mexico City and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Van Nunen is represented in major public collections in Australia and overseas, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and the Stedlijk Museum, Amsterdam, as well as in corporate and private collections in Australia, the USA, Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico and the Netherlands.
Several works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Close of Day, Blueys' sold at Mossgreen Auctions 'Fine Australian & International Art' in 2014.
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