Flying by the Seat of his Pants [homage to Nolan], 2015
Oil on canvas
Size (cm): 124w x 124h x 6d
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‘Flying by the Seat of his Pants [homage to Nolan]’ comes from a series of paintings by John Edwards that retraces the history of Australia’s bushrangers. The title refers to iconic Australian artist Sidney Nolan, whose 1940s series of Ned Kelly paintings informed this series. Executed with loose brushstrokes in Edwards’ typical naïve style, this chapter of Australian colonial history is presented whimsically, more as folklore than fact. In a moment of dramatic slapstick, a bearded bushranger watches from the sidelines as a guard is sent flying over a calm outback landscape. John Edwards, born in Sydney in 1956, has been exhibiting since the early 1980s. He continues to live and work in Sydney
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