Capture the totality of human expression

BLAE is an emerging Australian artist who captures the totality of human expression, through blending realism with abstraction. Blae’s highly expressive oil and acrylic paintings are evocative, bringing everyday subjects to life. As deliberate brushstrokes and intense bursts of colour shift and dart in multiple directions, these figures confront the tension and contradictions between shifting realities and identities. The subjects in these portraits confront the viewer directly, often with a piercing gaze that unflinchingly sustains eye contact. The intense intimacy of Blae’s work is intended to provoke the viewer to ask – what is truth? This simple, complex and daring question is of great significance in a post-truth world. Thus, Blae’s portraiture provokes questions and transmits the thickness of human experience, memory and emotion. He delves into the detail of everyday life, with each brushstroke illuminating the texture and complexity of human experience.

Past Exhibitions

Bark Exhibition – May 2019
Art Not Apart – March 2019
Piece of Mind – October 2018
Empire Global Art Exhibition – September 2017

Upcoming Exhibitions

Belconnen Community Centre – September 2019

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