John Cobby is part of the legion of artists who gave voice to the often overlooked rural experience. Reared in country Australia, his earliest memories are from his father’s motorbike’s side-car, zooming across the sunburnt land. As a boy, he was inspired by his mother, an illustrator, to create art.
After marrying, Cobby moved to Rushworth where out of his friend’s saddle shop, he began selling his art. The enterprise bloomed, allowing Cobby to eventually build his own gallery. Like fellow ‘outsider’ artist Pro Hart, Cobby’s work is inflected with a larrikan’s lilt. In ‘Long Weekend’, he imagines a cluster of men kicking back under an azure sky. Beer in one hand, fishing rod in the other, this is a celebration of outback living.
Across his career, Cobby has found his work in American, Malaysian, German and British collectors. For admirers of the underdog and rural experience, this one's a winner.
John COBBY (1957 - )
oil on board
Image Size: 55 x 70 cm
Dimensions: 55 x 70 cm
Signed: Signed lower left: COBBY
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. This could be the description for a work of art that may have been in storage for years, never sold on the market but may still be some years old.
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