DEFENCE MECHANISMS

Melbourne abstract painter and graffiti artist SLICER presents Defence Mechanisms. A collection of new works exploring anti-predator adaptations, materiality and the psyche.

Employing the use of assemblage and a fearless exploration of new sculptural techniques the artists works explode into physical space armed with conspicuous warning colourations. What was once a two dimensional field of paint on canvas, striving to extend beyond its limits, is now a tangible expression of raw, physical material informed by the battle grounds of the natural world.

Slicer’s distinct form of abstract mark making is channeled through common construction materials; Corrugated steel, expansion foam, plastic and wood are combined to create an engaging enquiry into automated reaction, and the nature of defence.

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  • Date 20/4/2018

‘NOT HERE TO FUCK SPIDERS’

‘HALF CUT’
2017-2018

‘HALF CUT’

‘HALF CUT’

‘DON’T DO THIS DON’T DO THAT’
2018

‘DEFENCE MECHANISMS’

‘DEFENCE MECHANISMS’

‘THE BEAUTIFUL PEST’

‘THE BEAUTIFUL PEST’
2018

DEFENCE MECHANISMS
‘NOT HERE TO FUCK SPIDERS’
2018
‘YELLOW BELLY’
2018

‘YELLOW BELLY’
2018

‘NOT HERE TO FUCK SPIDERS’

‘BACKBURNER’
2016-2018

‘BACKBURNER’

‘DEFENCE MECHANISMS’

‘WARNING SIGNAL’
2017

‘BREATHE’
2015-2017

‘BREATHE’

‘BREATHE’

‘DEFENCE MECHANISMS’

‘CONFLICT OF INTEREST’
2018

‘DEFENCE MECHANISMS’

‘DEFENCE MECHANISMS’