Shane Drinkwater is a contemporary artist, who studied Fine Arts in Hobart, Tasmania and Sydney. He completed a fellowship in Paris and spent 6 years working in France. Presently he lives and works on the Gold Coast.Â He uses a system of lines, dashes, numbers, and circles that reads as a mysterious coded system.Â In his own words he writes:
â€œPainting is something Iâ€™ve always needed to do and Iâ€™m enjoying it more and more: itâ€™s the joy of putting colour, shape and gesture on a surface.Â Iâ€™m interested in the â€œmakingâ€!Â
â€œI delve into the act of painting with a minimum repertoire of visual elements aiming for a maximum visual intensity. Ideas and images appear through the making of the work, language becomes unnecessary, I let the work speak for me.â€
Images: Courtesy of Shane Drinkwater.