Mark Howson was a founding member of Roar Studios — one of Melbourne’s earliest and fiercest artist-run-initiatives. A proverbial roar against the art establishment, Roar artists championed rebellious, instinctual and figurative art. In his role, Howson creates deceptively minimal works.
‘Horses Grazing’, in a faux-naif style, transplants the viewer into a paddock. The air is hazy and muted, a horse grazes nearby, impervious to our presence.
A sculptor, printmaker and painter, Howson is represented in numerous public collections including the Australian National Gallery and National Gallery of Victoria, as well as New Parliament House and Art Bank. He has received sculpture commissions from the National Gallery of Australia.
Inspired by the everyday and mid-century modernism, Howson’s work is unsuspecting yet engaging. For city-dwellers missing the paddocks, horse whisperers and collectors of contemporary art, ‘Horses Grazing’ will delight.
Mark HOWSON (1961 - )
'Horses Grazing' 1991
Oil on canvas
Image Size: 50 x 50 cm
Framed Size: 69 x 69 x 3 cm
Signed: signed and dated lower left: M HOWSON; signed, dated and titled verso: Mark Howson 1991 HORSES GRAZING 91
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image as Excellent, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface.
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