Portrait of mentor (Jon Cattapan and self)

Portrait of mentor (Jon Cattapan and self)

from 2,200.00

Limited Edition Print of 5
Printed with archival inks on Museum grade fine art materials

Custom sizes by request

 Canson Cotton Rag Art Paper - 310gsm

Stunning under glass framing included in price above, solid handcrafted Oak with low reflect and UV protected Art Glass.  Each print embossed and hand signed and numbered by the Artist.

Size detailed is paper size of print and includes a minimum of 6cm white border

Archibald finalist 2016

Jon Cattapan is a Melbourne-based artist who has exhibited extensively in Australia and abroad. Known for his panoramic city vistas and figurative groupings, he was the subject of a major retrospective at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, in 2006. He won the 2013 Bulgari Art Award, an acquisitive prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

‘I met Jon Cattapan as a fellow finalist in the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize for painting and he has since become something of a mentor,’ says Benjamin Aitken.

‘I had the honour of him opening my 2015 solo show at the Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre. Although he is a professor at the Victorian College of the Arts, I have no tertiary training. This creates a unique relationship unlike those he would have with his students. The background is a subtle homage to artist Robert Jacks, another artist who has inspired my work. Both Jon and Robert lived in New York for a period of time and I am heading there for a research trip later this year.’

Born in Melbourne in 1991, Aitken is co-director of the Melbourne gallery Nicholas Projects. He was highly commended in the 2014 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture and was selected by critic Ashley Crawford and 2010 Archibald and Wynne winner Sam Leach for the 2014 NotFair art fair. This is his first time in the Archibald Prize.

Image : Art Gallery of NSW

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