Ross Watson brings his distinctive artwork to Sydney for the first time in two years, presenting an exhibition of original paintings, photography and limited edition prints at the exclusive Yellow House Gallery.
Watson showcases his distinctive ouvre in celebrating the male form in this must see exhibition of his most recent work presented alongside some of his most iconic images painted over his 35 years as a professional artist.
Each original painting in his distinctive, highly detailed, realistic style is imbued with ambiguity, both inviting and challenging the viewer to interpret the message that Watson is conveying. Recurrent themes in his work over the years are the depiction of technology in contemporary society, celebrating mateship and the Aussie surf and beach culture. Each image a commentary using classical and contemporary imagery as to who we are, where we come from and form an narrative that depicts the Australian identity from a gay male perspective.
Watson is one of the few professional artists worldwide depicting full frontal male nudity in his work. Encouraged by Australia’s much-loved former High Court judge, the Hon. Michael Kirby to present his work with more nudity and less prudity.
With the artist in residence throughout the exhibition, this will be a rare chance to learn first-hand about his style, his intentions and the stories behind the artwork on display. A full multi-media experience awaits each visitor into the exhibition with video presentations on the artist’s work giving insight into the creative process and final sentiment.
Ross Watson has exhibited in over 40 solo exhibitions in Australia, USA, UK and Europe. His art is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Sir Elton John and J.D. Wolfensohn (former President of The World Bank).
See for yourself why Ross Watson has earned a global fan base including Sir Elton John, Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.
With original paintings from $15,000, photography from $1,200 and Limited Edition Prints from $195, ensure that you round out your Mardi Gras experience with a cultural activity.