Mongrel Rupture by Nathan Jokovich
(13 - 30 June 2018 at Rubicon Ari, Melbourne, Australia)
Mongrel Rupture consists of a suite of paintings that attempt to address the affect of the inaudible buzz that oscillates underneath the surface of a post card landscape; a weighted cloud that hovers over the Australian continent. Deliberately ambiguous and elusive with the denial of a palpable legibility, the works are concurrently accessible and impenetrable in their meaning, retreating to the undefinable. On the surface they possess a kind of silence that is not unlike the unspoken narratives that stain Australian history. The impetus of the works reflect in their own materiality, and eludes to the emptiness of historical settings; Europe or Australia, the imagined landscape. Images are wiped out, erased, architectural references imbrued with personal narrative, played against the canonisation of the history of painting itself. The private becomes intimately entwined with the public and vice versa.
Artist. Nathan Jokovich - Photographed by Nani P