Tim Storrier’s famed landscapes linger between the real and surreal. Fascinated with the myth of the outback, he unearths the sublime in horizon lines. In this early soft-ground etching, dated 1977, Storrier envisions a textured terrain. Boulders dimple the earth before it gives way to light, perhaps there is a lake in the distance.
In a 1970 interview with artist James Gleeson, Storrier discussed his use of ‘Camp Relay’, the imaginary setting of ‘To the West - Camp Relay’. He reveals Camp Relay is made-up, a "circa" place that “denotes an area. I like the sensibility of relay, the sound of it.” Under Storrier, myth and reality converge.
Storrier is a highly esteemed Australian artist. He is a recipient of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and the Archibald Prize. For collectors of Australian landscapes, Storrier is a must.
Tim STORRIER (1949 - )
'To the West - Camp out Relay ' 1977
etching on paper
Edition of 70
Image Size: 51 x 45 cm
Dimensions: 78 x 60 cm
Signed: Signed, titled and editioned in margin
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 to paper or frame. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to the paint surface.
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