Borrowed Time

Keroshin Govender
   
September
   
3
 -  
September
   
28
Artists, often aware of their mortality, tend to create works with the hope that some part of them will live on.

INFORMATION

Sydney’s inner-city suburbs have always attracted artists, designers, filmmakers and other creatives who live and practice their craft in these vibrant districts. ‘Borrowed Time’ is a celebration of these individuals. They have directed plays, run design practices and attended or worked at local art institutes. While they come from different places (New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Pakistan) their lives have been shaped by their time in these areas as they have lived through Sydney’s many metamorphoses.

 

While creation is at the heart of the series, the underlying theme is a little darker. Various items from nature (snake skin, spiders, beetles) have been incorporated into the paintings. These are creatures likely to be around long after human beings are extinct i.e. those which are adaptable in terms of diet and environmental needs. Although many artists may be seeking immortality through creation, these creatures could be a reminder that our time is limited.


Artist Bio

Keroshin merges contemporary design processes with traditional painting techniques to create unique and engaging portraits. His studies at UNSW Art and Design have influenced his process. In Keroshin’s paintings, unusual characters or backgrounds are superimposed onto real life subjects. 3D models and graphic design software are used in the planning stages.

 

Keroshin has had numerous group and solo exhibitions in Australia and has been a finalist for various art prizes including the Law Society ‘Just Art’ Prize and the Waverley Woollahra 9x5 Landscape Prize (2018 and 2019).

 

Events 

VR Exhibition
keroshin.com/vr-exhibition/
Accessible with most devices.


Life Drawing Class [recording Friday, 4 Sept, 10am]
We invite viewers to watch the video here: keroshin.com/life-drawing-event/

Artist's Talk [Live broadcast: Saturday, 5 Sept, 10:15am]
Watch live here & join in the Q+A: keroshin.com/artists-talk/

More on the exhibition & about the artist keroshin.com

Sydney’s inner-city suburbs have always attracted artists, designers, filmmakers and other creatives who live and practice their craft in these vibrant districts. ‘Borrowed Time’ is a celebration of these individuals. They have directed plays, run design practices and attended or worked at local art institutes. While they come from different places (New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Pakistan) their lives have been shaped by their time in these areas as they have lived through Sydney’s many metamorphoses.

 

While creation is at the heart of the series, the underlying theme is a little darker. Various items from nature (snake skin, spiders, beetles) have been incorporated into the paintings. These are creatures likely to be around long after human beings are extinct i.e. those which are adaptable in terms of diet and environmental needs. Although many artists may be seeking immortality through creation, these creatures could be a reminder that our time is limited.


Artist Bio

Keroshin merges contemporary design processes with traditional painting techniques to create unique and engaging portraits. His studies at UNSW Art and Design have influenced his process. In Keroshin’s paintings, unusual characters or backgrounds are superimposed onto real life subjects. 3D models and graphic design software are used in the planning stages.

 

Keroshin has had numerous group and solo exhibitions in Australia and has been a finalist for various art prizes including the Law Society ‘Just Art’ Prize and the Waverley Woollahra 9x5 Landscape Prize (2018 and 2019).

 

Events 

VR Exhibition
keroshin.com/vr-exhibition/
Accessible with most devices.


Life Drawing Class [recording Friday, 4 Sept, 10am]
We invite viewers to watch the video here: keroshin.com/life-drawing-event/

Artist's Talk [Live broadcast: Saturday, 5 Sept, 10:15am]
Watch live here & join in the Q+A: keroshin.com/artists-talk/

More on the exhibition & about the artist keroshin.com

FEATURED WORKS

Keroshin Govender, Atropos, 2020, Oil on Linen, 61 x 81 cm
Keroshin Govender, Phyllosese 2, 2019, Oil on Linen, 86 x 71 cm
Keroshin Govender, Dynastinae, 2019, Oil and Insects on Linen, 71 x 92 cm
Keroshin Govender, Lachesis 2, 2019, Oil on Fabric, 76 x 92 cm

OTHER  EXHIBITIONS