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NEW BOOK

QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection is more than an exhibition catalogue.  Including Ross Watson's artwork, this 628 page publication expands on the themes explored in the National Gallery of Victoria's QUEER exhibition, to document the queer past, present and future of the NGV's collection.  Available from the NGV Design store online.  AUD$99.95



LATEST PAINTING SERIES 

DIORAMAS


The first painting from Watson’s new series DIORAMAS, demonstrates an exciting development in the artist’s work, and explores personal themes relevant to his experience of the global pandemic and lock downs.


"Walking our dogs along beautiful Collins Street in Melbourne during lock down and seeing the empty luxury fashion house's windows was both unprecedented and surprisingly inspiring. I thought about the same designer boutiques I've visited when travelling abroad before the pandemic, and how much I also miss visiting art museums and working with new models." wrote Watson.


A starting point was offered by the experience and the artist began imagining painted theatre sets or glass showcases which may be be viewed by an audience, which in the absence of international travel are restricted to observing online.


Footballer  53 x 43 cm / 21 x 17 in  Oil on Board  2021



Shower  56 x 61 cm / 22 x 24 in  Oil on Board  2021


"Ross Watson's paintings are obviously the work of a master of technique. The conjunction of modern naturalism and classic works makes it hard to believe one's eyes."

Sir Ian McKellen

"Having known Ross Watson for a long time, and been a collector of his art, I had the opportunity recently to visit his gallery, which reconfirmed my belief that he is a great talent. I never tire of his paintings. He's a leader in contemporary realism."
Sir Elton John

"Oh goodness, your works get sexier and sexier and more and more accomplished - lost in admiration."

Stephen Fry


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