Paul RYAN

Accession number 2015_05
Artwork title blue mountains noah
Date of work 2015
Credit Line / Acquisition Information Major Prize Winner Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize
Display Height / Width 790cm x 680cm
Subject Portrait
Artwork Statement

This painting is part of an ongoing series of portraits of the actor Noah Taylor, painted on found and bought objects. Each piece is an imagined scene from an imagined film that Noah plays a part in. Here we see Noah as a solitary figure in the Blue Mountains. Is he white settler, bushranger, or maybe lost bush walker?

Born in Auckland in 1964, Paul Ryan has had regular solo exhibitions since 1988. He has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize numerous times, the Wynne Prize three times and the Sulman Prize four times and won the 2010 Paddington Art Prize for landscape.

Credit Line / Acquisition Information Major Prize Winner Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize

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