‘Artist As…’, explores the implications surrounding the cultural landscape, symbolism, and particularly the masculine, tropes of artists in Australia. Utilising a visual vocabulary and stereotypical symbolism to exploit the idea of the valued Australian landscape artworks; the crushed beer can becomes a cultural landscape. Sherington adds humour, self-deprecation, philosophy and stereotype by means of crudely-sprawled statements in ultramarine blue across the finely drawn still life cans. Ultramarine blue, associated with Australian artists such as Whiteley and as seen on the Australian flag, becomes a catch-all for the Australian Palette.
Image: Trauma Appropriater 2019, Technical Pen and Oil Stick on Arches, 125 x 170cm