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Exhibition:

"Mattress"
David Van Royen


Opening: Tuesday 16 March, 6-8pm
Dates: 16 March-3 April 2004

'Mattress' involved photographing abandoned mattresses left in alleyways around Melbourne (hence the titles). The mattress is a very personal belonging that is just placed in the street for all to see, like a diary of someone’s life. Was there love on the mattress or [did it belong to] someone single? Ouders is the body of work on my parents, as many artists have grown older they begin to look at where they have come from and what influences are obvious. I love the Dutch painters/masters and have looked at my parents and their life in Perth as Dutchees! In the Middle is a series about being stuck and then using one strong colour to describe an emotional space or state. Here I have freed myself up to take pictures of subjects stuck in the middle of here and there. Art school can play with your head and motivation and this series just gave me the vehicle to look at other frames and colour.”

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