Tony Lloyd (artist)

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Tony Lloyd
Born Anthony Lloyd
1970 (1970)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Known for Painting

Tony Lloyd (born 1970[1]) is an Australian contemporary artist. Lloyd's paintings are influenced by cinema,[2] in particular Film Noir and Science Fiction,[3] and the Romantic conception of the sublime.[4] Lloyd's largely monochromatic paintings are realist in style.

Lloyd currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.[5] Lloyd acquired a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at RMIT University (The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) in 2000. His art has been showcased internationally in places such as Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Melbourne and London.[6] He is the winner of the 2012 John Leslie Art Prize. The Prize is a prestigious award for landscape paintings that attracts artists from across Australia. He has been a finalist for other artistic awards, such as the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize and the Arthur Guy Prize Bendigo Art Gallery award.[6]

Early life[edit]

Lloyd was born in Melbourne.[1]

Career[edit]

Lloyd's work has been exhibited in:

Lloyd's work is in the public collections of the State Library of Victoria and Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale.

Themes[edit]

Lloyd's paintings depict a wide range of subject matter from mountain landscapes[12] to Film Noir vistas of highways at night.[13] History and Science Fiction are recurring themes.[3] In the December 2009 edition of Australian Art Collector magazine, critic Ashley Crawford wrote, "Lloyd’s work clearly encapsulates a strange crossover between popular and high culture – there are times when his work finds the meeting point between Von Guerard and Von Daniken."[14]

Curator Simon Gregg stated, "Often the works will speak of the future without implicitly describing anything that is futuristic. While at the same time the suggest a distant past, tinged with the faint melancholic wisp of nostalgia. Which heralds one of Lloyd's great contradictions and enduring points of interest: his works are insistently of the here and now- placing us squarely in the present moment of experience- but speak of time immemorial; of all time".[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tegart, L: Depth of Field page 26 Exhibition catalogue Shepparton Art Gallery 2003.ISBN 0 9577065 7 X
  2. ^ Leach, S: Mountains of Madness, page 207. Australian Art Collector Issue 50 December 2009.
  3. ^ a b Crawford, A: Mountains of Madness, page 204. Australian Art Collector Issue 50 December 2009.
  4. ^ Gregg, S: Tony Lloyd. Lost Highways, page 3. Exhibition catalogue Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale 2009. ISBN 978-0-9806306-4-0
  5. ^ Williams, L: Heat: Art and Climate Change page 58 Exhibition catalogue RMIT Gallery 2008.ISBN 97809803679 4 2
  6. ^ a b http://tonylloyd.info/press%20clips/LLOYDcv2012.pdf
  7. ^ Holtrop, F Het Filmische Landschap, Oneindige Landschappen Exhibition Catalogue 2004
  8. ^ Williams, L: Heat: Art and Climate Change Exhibition catalogue RMIT Gallery 2008.ISBN 97809803679 4 2
  9. ^ Gregg, S: Tony Lloyd. Lost Highways. Exhibition catalogue Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale 2009. ISBN 978-0-9806306-4-0
  10. ^ http://www.gippslandtimes.com.au/story/369072/worthy-winner/
  11. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2012/10/01/3601043.htm?site=gippsland
  12. ^ Williams, L: Heat: Art and Climate Change page 12 Exhibition catalogue RMIT Gallery 2008.ISBN 97809803679 4 2
  13. ^ Gregg, S: Tony Lloyd. Lost Highways, page 4. Exhibition catalogue Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale 2009. ISBN 978-0-9806306-4-0
  14. ^ Crawford, A: Mountains of Madness, page 206. Australian Art Collector Issue 50 December 2009.
  15. ^ Gregg, S: Tony Lloyd. Lost Highways, page 21. Exhibition catalogue Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale 2009. ISBN 978-0-9806306-4-0

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