Known for his irreverent and exuberant style, David Larwill made his artistic debut as a founding member of Roar Studios. Among Melbournes earliest artist-run-initiatives, this studio pioneered raw, primitive and intuitive art – acting as a proverbial roar against the art establishment.
‘Metaphysical’ is quintessential Larwill. In it, a scattering of creatures jive together, each their own unique species. There’s a half-duck, half sock-puppet, dog in a dress and flying octopus - Larwill’s imagination knows no bounds. He has constructed a childlike neverrealm, beyond the drudgery of the everyday and into the metaphysical.
Despite the appearance of spontaneity, Larwill’s visual language is the fruit of a considered mind. It is childlike yet cool, harmonic and purposefully idiosyncratic. He is represented in most regional and state collections including at the National Gallery of Victoria and National Gallery of Australia. For collectors of prints, neo-expressionism and Roar art, transcend with ‘Metaphysical’.
David LARWILL (1956 - 2011)
screenprint on paper
Edition of 50
Image Size: 76 x 56 cm
Dimensions: 90 x 74 cm
Signed: Signed, titled and numbered in margin
Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
© David Larwill / Copyright Agency 2021
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