IN THE DARK I SEE
Dylan Palmer’s paintings depict his perception of an Australian vision, focusing on the banality of everyday existence as a vehicle to explore broader themes – the absurdness of Australian culture, masculinity and historical events that affect our collective consciousness. Palmer’s quiet renditions are mysterious and often portray a dark and ambiguous vision. Solitary figures, unusual close-ups, unsettling interiors and bleak landscapes, in a limited palette, help to evoke a world of melancholy and memory within the viewer. Palmer’s paintings reference photography, using a combination of both found imagery and his own photographs, as the foundation for his paintings.
THIS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED BY THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT THROUGH ARTS VICTORIA