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Description - Carnival in Suburbia by John Gregory

When he died suddenly in Melbourne in July 1999, at the age of 48, Australian painter Howard Arkley had just achieved his greatest successes, receiving international critical acclaim for his work at the Venice Biennale and in Los Angeles. Arkley enjoyed pop themes and imagery, like many of his 'postmodern' generation, but he also developed an idiosyncratic individual style, using heavy, air-brushed lines and vivid colour to produce stylised representations of everyday subjects. Carnival in Suburbia covers Arkley's work thematically, beginning with his best-known works of suburban imagery. Subsequent chapters examine his fascination with pattern, colour and line; a full account for the first time of his creative use of source material; and his collaborations with Juan Davila and other contemporaries. Finally, Arkley is identified as a 'carnivalesque' painter, intrigued by death, grotesque body imagery and masks. John Gregory, an art-historian by profession, was Arkley's brother-in-law.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521868952
ISBN-10: 0521868955
Format: Hardback
(340mm x 245mm x 20mm)
Pages: 226
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Gregory

John Gregory is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Art and Design at Monash University. He has published on various topics in European art history and contemporary Australian art.

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