I know next to nothing about contemporary still life, about who’s working within the genre, what kind of paintings they make, and why – .
But I have noticed there being a lot going on in Australia at the moment. So that’s where we’ll start.
Today I will show you the work of John Bokor:
b.1973, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Bokor: “I’m not interested in the hard concrete facts of the objects, my aim is to paint a response to the subject rather than a documentation of it.”
John Bokor has held solo exhibitions since 1995. His work has been included in group exhibitions throughout Australia and internationally in the UK, USA, Denmark and Norway.
John Bokor was a finalist in the 2021 Sir John Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (also 2019) and is a recipient of the Kings School Art Prize (2015), The Muswellbook Art Prize, Drawing Section (2015), The Wilson Art Award (2013), The Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (2013), The New South Wales Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize (2012) and the Waverly Woolhahra Art Prize (2004).
John Bokor’s work is held in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the New South Wales Parliament Art Collection as well as significant regional, tertiary and private collections. He has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the National Art School, Sydney.
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