Beautiful Bodies

David Lindesay
   
January
   
7
 -  
January
   
18
"These larger than life self-portraits flow and distort just as grief and rage do, connecting to the beauty that exists in the simplicity of a powerful emotion.'

INFORMATION

Lindesay’s work is born from the rage of violation. The physicality of his work is emphasised by the corrupted and defaced surface of the Polaroid photographs, as well as the ripping and taring of the prints. Coupled with the physical touch in the substance of the work, and added to by the artists treatment of it, Lindesay creates an outward expression of aggression and hostile touch. In contrast to this, large scale, double sided, silk prints offer a space of respite for the viewer, obscuring the other works and moving as the viewer does, in a dance of cause and affect. This is the space in which the artist gazes both inward to the viewer and outward to surrounding works. These larger than life self-portraits flow and distort just as grief and rage do, connecting to the beauty that exists in the simplicity of a powerful emotion.

  

Artist Bio

 

David Lindesay is a film photographer and multimedia artist. He graduated with First Class Honours from the Australian National University School of Art & Design in 2018. Since leaving university, he has exhibited in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney in several group and solo exhibitions. Lindesay works as an Installer at the National Gallery of Australia, as well as maintaining his professional and personal photographic practises. This personal work has lately explored ideas of self portraiture through the agency of touch, and more broadly, representations of the body as power and group identity.

Lindesay’s work is born from the rage of violation. The physicality of his work is emphasised by the corrupted and defaced surface of the Polaroid photographs, as well as the ripping and taring of the prints. Coupled with the physical touch in the substance of the work, and added to by the artists treatment of it, Lindesay creates an outward expression of aggression and hostile touch. In contrast to this, large scale, double sided, silk prints offer a space of respite for the viewer, obscuring the other works and moving as the viewer does, in a dance of cause and affect. This is the space in which the artist gazes both inward to the viewer and outward to surrounding works. These larger than life self-portraits flow and distort just as grief and rage do, connecting to the beauty that exists in the simplicity of a powerful emotion.

  

Artist Bio

 

David Lindesay is a film photographer and multimedia artist. He graduated with First Class Honours from the Australian National University School of Art & Design in 2018. Since leaving university, he has exhibited in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney in several group and solo exhibitions. Lindesay works as an Installer at the National Gallery of Australia, as well as maintaining his professional and personal photographic practises. This personal work has lately explored ideas of self portraiture through the agency of touch, and more broadly, representations of the body as power and group identity.

FEATURED WORKS

David Lindesay, Corrupted Touch (1), 2020, Polaroid Film, 8 x 8 cm
David Lindesay, Corrupted Touch (2), 2020, Polaroid Film, 8 x 8 cm
David Lindesay, Corrupted Touch (3), 2020, Polaroid Film, 8 x 8 cm

OTHER EXHIBITIONS