Michael Peck: Childhood Dystopia

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Prize-winning Australian artist Michael Peck takes on desolation in childhood in The Landing, one of his series of oil paintings focused on dislocation in the post-modern world. Above: Fighter pilot #5 / Below: Fighter Pilot #1

peck-3“There is an uncanny ambiguity as to the intent of his child subjects. The intensity of their concentration is mesmerising but the question lingers: are they innocents engaged in the imaginary games of childhood or survivalists adapting to a world without adult supervision and denied the luxury of play? – exhibition notes, Metro Gallery

Peck_Liberty-and-ConstraintLiberty and Constraint, from the series It’s Not that it Burns / Below: Target Practice #4

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Michael Peck’s website, here.

His C.V. here.

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