CURRENT TO 8 SEPTEMBER 2019
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DOUG HALL AM, SATURDAY 17 AUGUST 2019
Montpellier based Miles Hall has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Paris and Krakow. He has a Doctor of Philosophy from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (2010), a Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique (DNSEP) Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Montpellier, France (2005), a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting Major) from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (1997) and a Diploma of Fine Art (Painting and Drawing) from the Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney (1995) where he was the recipient of the John Olsen Scholarship. He is currently a lecturer in Painting at l’Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Montpellier Contemporain MO.CO. ESBA. His work is in the collections of Artbank; Shakespeare and Company, Paris, France; Polish Art Foundation, Poland; Shandong University, China; Ecole Supérieur des Beaux-Arts, Montpellier, France; the Australian Catholic University and several regional and tertiary collections in Queensland and New South Wales.
'These paintings result from a sojourn on the Greek island of Sifnos, situated in the southwest arpeggio of the Cyclades. Living and working in an isolated cottage with no electricity or internet, surrounded by olive trees and goats, it’s possible to feel cut off from the world yet more connected to it. Inspired by the sensuous austerity of the landscape - the immensity of the sky and sea, the weathered landscape inscribed with human toil – these works attempt to harness the material dimension of painting to evoke the sensuality of the natural world and our place in the cosmos. The works play at crossing the line between abstraction into representation, and in doing so affirm the physical nature of painting and its ongoing history.'
Miles Hall 2019