#63 Captive Audience

Artist: Shane Thwaites

Artist Statement:
Dr. Shane Thwaites recently moved home from an inner suburb of Melbourne to the Northern Rivers. “Captive Audience” serves as a poignant message from the artist to their new community. It reflects the artist’s feelings of being thrust into a small town, where the eyes of judgment and gossip surround them like a glass bowl. The metaphorical fishbowl, in which the artist feels exposed and scrutinised, becomes a powerful symbol of isolation and vulnerability.

Materials and Process:
Oil paint on gesso on cotton canvas.

Size: 75 x 35 cm (w x h)
Price: $890
Prints are available: https://www.saatchiart.com/print/Painting-Captive-Audience-2023/2256285/10636559/view

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Email: shane.thwaites@gmail.com
Phone: 0413512791

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