Bailer is back on the gallery walls! In one of the first dont-miss exhibitions of 2018, the veteran of Melbournes graffiti scene heads to FortyFive downstairs to put his awesome work up for display! We havent seen a solo show from the man for a little while, and we cant wait to see how his work has continued to progress – read on for all the details!
“Featuring paintings and sculptural works that traverse liminal states of being, Duality aims to explore the ever-changing state of the human condition. Through abstraction, the viewer is immersed, unlocking their own mutable states of mind and coming to understand that nothing ever stays the same. All is fluid, moving.
Capturing a likeness of something that already occupies space has never really interested Bailer. Instead, the development of a personal style and the refinement of an enjoyable cathartic process takes precedence. Process is the most important part of Bailer’s artistic expression, and is clearly apparent in his work.
Painting publicly in Melbourne for nearly 20 years, Bailer holds an influential position within the graffiti community, and his style is instantly recognisable. Bailer’s letters are deeply grounded in the traditions of the localised, wild style of graffiti culture, while his studio practice and public art incorporate a broad range of artistic modes.
Bailer’s art practice is variegated: from large scale creations across walls in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Bali and Europe to more intimate approaches on canvas evoking existential explorations of the mind. His work is a fusion of biomech – surrealist manifestations of the self – expressed within abstract forms. Bailer’s art is currently positioned within these liminal states of the mind.”
Head down and check it out next week!!
What: Duality solo show
Where: 45 Downstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
When: Show opens Tuesday 30th January from 5pm til 7pm and runs til 10th February 2018.