ARTIST STATEMENT – MARK REYMENT
Art is what happens when I’m busy making plans!
What starts out as a simple idea becomes increasingly complex, I like to play with disorder and my work reflects degrees of disorder frozen in time.
I often give my work whimsical titles, usually based on whatever was rattling around in my head at the time,
It’s not the fall that kills you (financial pressures)
The worlds strangest married couple (a reflection on love)
A Berlin crisis (feeling under siege)
A man of letters (self-depreciation).
These are things from everyday life given expression in Boxes, clouds, cages, flagpoles, scaffold, factories and towers, what seems chaotic is not quite so! There is a certain amount of order, but there is always a point where I just stop and say that’s it!
I play with geometry but never use rulers and such, imperfection in each object affects the other, this is especially so with the cage device, it is both symbolic and very difficult to build without them warping, they often contain clouds, white clouds, dark clouds, they are built for thing’s impossible to contain.
The saw tooth roof factory is a reflection on masculinity, or my being a father or my father, of duty and obligation, it is sometimes employed as a purely aesthetic device, these buildings being built purely for functionality being re used as an aesthetic device,
This is getting complicated so I’ll stop now.
1962 Born Melbourne, Victoria
1987 Gippsland Institute Batchelor of art 1st year
1988-89 Victorian College of the Arts Bachelor of Fine Art years 2&3
1991-92 Victorian College of the Arts Graduate Diploma in Fine Art (Sculpture)
1991 Girgis & Klym Gallery, Melbourne
1992 Girgis & Klym Gallery, Melbourne
1993 Switchback Gallery, Monash University Gippsland Campus
1994 Scope Gallery, Melbourne
1995 Human oddities, Caulfield arts complex
2005 Hogan Gallery Collingwood,
2008 Meeniyan art centre Drawings
1989 Graduate show VCA Melbourne
Just good friends
Friends of the Earth Gallery Fitzroy Melbourne
1991 Group show Girgis & Klym Gallery Melbourne
Fitzroy artists, Fitzroy town hall, Melbourne
1992 Graduate show VCA Ian Potter Gallery, Melbourne University
1995 The New Energy, Gippsland Artists, Latrobe Regional Gallery
2004 The UFO show Yarra Sculpture Space
COMMISIONS / PUBLIC WORKS
1995 Bottle Sculptures
Rhumberallas Cafe, Southgate, Melbourne
1998 large mural Venus Bay Victoria
2000 The Long Table Tarwin Lower Victoria
2003 Train Bridge Roundhouse studios Traralgon, Victoria
2007 dragonflys eco village Cowes, Phillip Island
2012 Reel Dance music awards, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW
1987 1st prize Sculpture in the park.
Gasworks community art centre. South Melbourne
1988-89 Trustees award, National Gallery of Victoria
1994 Artist in Residence, Monash University, Gippsland Campus