Obsession: Devil in the detail examines our fascination with the meticulous and micro, the real and the hyperreal and brings together a range of historical and contemporary works under three broad themes of still life, portraiture and landscape. Featuring artworks that seduce us with the power of their realism and intricate detail, the devil in the detail becomes the ideas and concepts that exist beneath the surface.
From iconic American photorealist Audrey Flack’s stunning large scale paintings to Sam Jinks’ hauntingly beautiful hyperrealist sculpture.
Featuring work by local and international artists including Natasha Bieniek, Chris Bond, Erin Coates, Audrey Flack, Juan Ford, James Gleeson, Sam Jinks, Jess Johnson, Anna Kristensen, eX de Medici, Tully Moore, Callum Morton, Jan Nelson, Sandra Selig, Vipoo Srivilasa, Ricky Swallow, teamLab, Eugene von Guerard and more.
Image: Sam Jinks, Woman and Child 2010 (detail), silicone, silk, acrylic, rabbit fur, polyurethane foam, timber and nylon, Shepparton Art Museum, Acquired with funds raised by the public and Greater Shepparton City Council, Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf