GREG WOOD

Biography

Greg Wood studied his Bachelor of Fine Art at the Hobart University of Tasmania. Wood has been exhibiting for over twenty years and selected solo exhibitions include, ‘Walking Distance’ Australian Galleries; ‘Neither Forgotten nor Kept’ Australian Galleries; ‘Between States’ Australian Galleries; ‘Greg Wood’ Contemporary Art Space. Wood’s group exhibitions include, ‘The Poetry of Earth is Never Dead’ Gallerysmith; ‘Time’ Poimena Gallery Launceston; ‘Annual Fundraising Exhibition’ West Space; ‘Real Nowhere Land’ Manningham Gallery and ‘Landforms’ Stockroom Kyneton. Wood has been a finalist in many Art Awards such as the Hutchins, Tattersalls and the Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, where he was awarded Highly Commended for Creativity. Wood has also been shortlisted in prestigious landscape prizes, the John Glover, and the Fleurieu. Greg Wood’s work is part of important private and public collections, including the Joyce Nissan and Peter Mac Art Collections.


Slow Release - Selected Works

In this series of luminous, minimalist paintings Greg Wood presents an elusive landscape. Slivers of land are represented beneath heavy skies that threaten to consume the ground below. At first glance, the works could be mistaken for abstract, but the viewer is greatly rewarded by allowing the time to let the scene unfold. These sublime landscapes reveal the beauty of the overlooked, in-between places one passes between destinations and the works are surprisingly immersive given their modest size.

Although the scenes are loosely based on actual spaces, specificity of time and place is blurred through Wood’s treatment and process. He has a keen eye for the changes in weather and atmosphere and by relying on memory to translate the scenes, captures the unpredictability of nature, through subtle shifts in light and tone. One can’t help but feel insignificant in these expansive, unpopulated landscapes. Ultimately, the work encourages a restorative kind of introspection.

Burberry
2016
oil on linen
79 x 106 cm framed

Park
2015
oil on linen
40.5 x 43 cm framed

Meadsfield
2015
oil on matt board
22.5 x 19.5 cm framed

Langslow
2016
oil on glass
31 x 24 cm framed

Valley Field
2016
oil on matt board
22 x 32 cm framed

Interlaken
2016
oil on glass
32 x 44.5 cm framed

Stationary
2016
oil on linen
99 x 79 cm framed

Solly
2015
oil on linen
43 x 42.5 cm framed

Leonard
2015
oil on linen
39 x 42.5 cm framed

Gunns Marsh
2015
oil on matt board
33 x 35 cm framed

Stagg
2015
oil on matt board
33 x 43 cm framed

Amaroo
2014
oil on linen
114 x 124 cm framed

Strettle
2013
oil on linen
114 x 124 cm framed

Whitton
2016
oil on linen
79 x 125 cm framed

Brocklebank
2016
oil on glass
29 x 31 cm framed

Black Range
2015
oil on glass
28 x 34 cm framed

Ovid
2015
oil on linen
41 x 41 cm framed

Chapple Vale
2015
oil on glass
29 x 37 cm framed

Springflat
2016
oil on matt board
59 x 39 cm framed

Cluan Tiers
2016
oil on masonite
3 x 3 cm framed

Pleasant
2016
oil on masonite
3 x 3 cm framed

Double-ended Sculptural Painting
2016
oil on masonite
12 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm framed