The virtuosic landscapes of Hobie Porter explore the fraught and fractured relationship between modern civilisation and the natural environment. Rendered with microscopically detailed trompe l’oeil, the paintings conjure the notion of environmental catharsis and transformation while, paradoxically, questioning the concept of sustainability and humanity’s intoxication by our own consumption. While exploring anthropogenic notions of loss and neglect, Porter’s paintings also poetically point towards transcendence and redemption.
Hobie Porter has exhibited nationally since 2004 with major exhibitions at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Lismore Regional Gallery, Tweed Regional Gallery and was recently invited to participate in The North Head Project at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum. His work is held in numerous public collections, including Warrnambool Art Gallery, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Tweed River Art Gallery & Mosman Art Gallery.
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