Albany Art Prize // Albany, WA

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Untitled, 2014 by Richard Lewer has won the major acquisitive prize for the 2015 City of Albany Art Prize. The judge's comments: 'Richard Lewer’s painting stood out as a work which was both timeless and completely of its time.  The seemingly simple composition of a shark hanging against a turbulent ocean belies a complex issue, personally felt and universally debated. The sacrificial shark is both a victim and predator, and Lewer has painted it like an upturned obelisk, an inverted monument - totemic, but a dubious trophy. The gritty and grim scene is reflected in texture and palette, and Richard Lewer’s virtuosity in the handling of oil paint upon a steel surface give the work it's charge, creating a dark but instantly iconic painting'. Photo Bo Wong // Design Satellite

Untitled, 2014 by Richard Lewer has won the major acquisitive prize for the 2015 City of Albany Art Prize. The judge’s comments: ‘Richard Lewer’s painting stood out as a work which was both timeless and completely of its time. The seemingly simple composition of a shark hanging against a turbulent ocean belies a complex issue, personally felt and universally debated. The sacrificial shark is both a victim and predator, and Lewer has painted it like an upturned obelisk, an inverted monument – totemic, but a dubious trophy. The gritty and grim scene is reflected in texture and palette, and Richard Lewer’s virtuosity in the handling of oil paint upon a steel surface give the work it’s charge, creating a dark but instantly iconic painting’. Photo Bo Wong // Design Satellite

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