Stewart MacFarlane is not steered by perfection in his art, he seeks narrative. Captured in the day’s transitional moments - night thawing into morning, afternoon caramelising into sunset - his works are mise en scenes. They are realist with an impressionist edge, surreal in lighting and perspective, and often include an erotic enigma.
In ‘India Resting’ MacFarlane presents a woman who cannot sleep. In the background, a store’s lights beam and a van waits, ominous clues in a still unfolding neon-noir thriller. What is keeping India awake? What event is stewing behind her? Seductive, mysterious and strangely unreal, ‘India Resting’ will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Having spent considerable time in the US, MacFarlane is influenced by Alex Katz, Janet Fish (who he worked under) and Chuck Close. He is represented at the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank and Queensland Art Gallery. For collectors of figurative and narrative art, tune into the alluring ‘India Resting’.
Stewart MACFARLANE (1953 - )
'India Resting' 2005
oil on board
Image Size: 41 x 62 cm
Dimensions: 41 x 62 x 2 cm
Signed: Dated lower right: 9.2.05; signed, dated, titled and inscribed on reverse: Stewart MacFarlane / India Resting / 2005 / oil on board / cut down 2014 / S A MacFarlane
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
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.
© The Artist or Assignee
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