Gerry Bell

Painting | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Artist Statement

Although my work is based on photographic sources, I try to use unusual aspects and combinations to stylise and simplify them, but in ways that are in themselves sometimes taken as photographic or realistic, paradoxically. I find Photoshop very helpful in pulling the things apart in this way and putting them back together again, differently. I consider my approach as ‘irrealist’.

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About Gerry Bell

Biography

1952 Born in Ballarat, Victoria.
1971-3 National Gallery of Victoria Art School (VCA)
1975-85 London International Film School and UK Film &TV industry
1986-05 Melbourne commercial artist
1993-95 MFA (VCA) Melbourne University
2001-04 PhD studies in art history (Newcastle &Melbourne Universities)
2007 Blogs @ http://currentartpics.blogspot.com
2008 Online dissertation: www.depictionandpainting.net
2009-2010 Advanced Diploma in Digital Media, Box Hill Institute
2011 B.A. in Digital Media, Swinburne University (abandoned)
Online catalogue of works: http://gerrybellart.wordpress.com
2012 Studio residency at Maroondah (City) Gallery, Ringwood.
2014 Studio residency at Irene Studios, East Brunswick

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Artist Statement

Although my work is based on photographic sources, I try to use unusual aspects and combinations to stylise and simplify them, but in ways that are in themselves sometimes taken as photographic or realistic, paradoxically. I find Photoshop very helpful in pulling the things apart in this way and putting them back together again, differently. I consider my approach as ‘irrealist’.

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About Gerry Bell

Biography

1952 Born in Ballarat, Victoria.
1971-3 National Gallery of Victoria Art School (VCA)
1975-85 London International Film School and UK Film &TV industry
1986-05 Melbourne commercial artist
1993-95 MFA (VCA) Melbourne University
2001-04 PhD studies in art history (Newcastle &Melbourne Universities)
2007 Blogs @ http://currentartpics.blogspot.com
2008 Online dissertation: www.depictionandpainting.net
2009-2010 Advanced Diploma in Digital Media, Box Hill Institute
2011 B.A. in Digital Media, Swinburne University (abandoned)
Online catalogue of works: http://gerrybellart.wordpress.com
2012 Studio residency at Maroondah (City) Gallery, Ringwood.
2014 Studio residency at Irene Studios, East Brunswick

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