The Price is Right
Melbourne artist Tim Price uses The Castle and food packaging to his artistic advantage.
Melbourne artist Tim Price lives in a house in the inner Northern suburb of Northcote where he paints on the walls, writes notes to his housemates and hangs his paintings. His works depict scenes and environments from his every day life, including having breakfast with friends and the silverbeet growing in his garden.
When I asked him what his influences were he said that "my influences at the moment could be briskly represented by five art things: Caravaggio, Hiroshige, The Castle (the movie), food packaging and Antipop Consortium. I have a sense of a distorted and cut up representational style that I want to achieve in the near future, but I hope that I'll move on to better things, whatever they'll be. I wish I was more influenced by Kngwarreye, Malevich, or Pollock ? and their ontological being - but that's what I get for being brought up on petty epics like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings.'
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Words: Melissa Loughnan
Melissa is the Founding Director of Utopian Slumps gallery in Melbourne.