Known for his irreverent and exuberant style, David Larwill made his artistic debut as a founding member of Roar Studios. Among Melbournes earliest artist-run-initiatives, this studio pioneered raw, primitive and intuitive art – acting as a proverbial roar against the art establishment.
‘Dog’ is a euphoric image. Children float above a dog, flowers and stars shooting in all directions, washed in rich orange. The scene recalls the joy of playing with a pet, the bond between dogs and children – both primed for adventure and spontaneity.
Despite the appearance of spontaneity, Larwill’s visual language is the fruit of a considered mind. It is childlike yet cool, harmonic and purposefully idiosyncratic. He is represented in most regional and state collections including at the National Gallery of Victoria and National Gallery of Australia. For collectors of neo-expressionism and Roar art, and dog people, enjoy frolicing with ‘Dog’.
David LARWILL (1956 - 2011)
etching on paper
Image Size: 79 x 59 cm
Dimensions: 100 x 70 cm
Signed: Signed, titled and editioned in margin David Larwill
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Stamped with Port Jackson Press Australia Seal
© David Larwill / Copyright Agency 2023