NotFair 2023
ALCHEMY

8 – 13 December 2023

333 Malvern Road, South Yarra VIC 3141

Biography

Chas Glover

Chas Glover is a painter based in Lismore, NSW. He studied art at Seaforth Technical College and has exhibited since the late 1980s in mostly artist-run galleries. His works have involved figurative and abstracted depictions of devils and angels, sideshow performers, cowboys, motorbikes, funeral processions, and fluffy creatures (both cute and menacing). His recent works are in response to experiencing the 2022 Northern Rivers floods, portraying transmuted lifeforms and objects, architectural fantasies, and vibrant, incongruous landscapes. “If presented with the option of riding a merry-go-round or a ghost train, I would choose the ghost train,” says Glover.  “I’ve always been attracted to the macabre, fantastical, and bizarre. My work is an opportunity to explore these themes. It aims to elicit wonder and discomfort by creating a world that suggests and embraces illusion – the strange, the poetic, and the humorous. I work with an intuitive process, guided by subconscious desire with no room for sentimentality.”

Works

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Seven 2022, Acrylic on canvas. 61 x 51 cm.

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