On the 17th of February, one of Australia's leading contemporary visual artists, Brooklyn Whelan, is set to launch an exhibition at The Slow island stay in Bali in collaboration with acclaimed Sydney art gallery, China Heights.
Working primarily with acrylics on canvas, Whelan's style is heavily influenced by weather patterns and futurism, with his work being described as ethereal, minimal and modern.
"As a painter, I work to develop paintings that speak about the beauty and power that exists within weather patterns. I constantly find myself staring into oncoming storms," says Whelan.
"I do not merely want to capture the image with my painting; rather, with strong bold strokes, I want to give it life and energy, also the sense of fantasy that one might see in an 80's sci-fi; powerful electricity, but with a tone of grace, softness and movement."
Known for exhibiting Australia's most ground breaking and talented artists, China Heights has a clear and limitless synergy with The Slow – founded by iconic Australian fashion designer, George Gorrow and his wife, international model, Cisco Tschurtschenthaler.
A multifaceted project renowned for its tropical brutalism aesthetic, The Slow consists of; 12 avant-garde suites; a contemporary ingredient focused restaurant; a retail space featuring the sophisticated menswear label NON-TYPE; and an art gallery - Room 13 – known for its boundary-breaking line-up of international artists, including solo exhibitions by Ozzie Wrong, Kate Bellm, and Aleph Geddis.
Brooklyn Whelan's exhibition is the first in an exciting line-up of artists curated by China Heights for The Slow, cementing Room 13's position as the most progressive art gallery on the island of Bali.