Essentially Christopher Duffy is a figurative artist; contextually his work reflects the Human condition, the strength and fragility of contemporary man in today’s perplexing society. The inclusion in his paintings of seemingly contradictory imagery such as leopards etc, juxtaposed with his figures is a representation of artistic freedom and self-expression. Therefore, each work emerges, as an untitled metaphor dictated by Duffy’s existential state of mind and his continued study of the painting process itself. Since the completion of his studies at La trobe University Bendigo in 1999, Duffy has effectively made a living as a full time professional artist, having many exhibitions and inclusions in various national and international private collections. Heading the rapidly expanding list of clients who own Duffy’s distinctive paintings is, Carlton & United Breweries who he was commissioned by to create thirty-five drawings to celebrate the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic games.As well as various leaders and patriarchs within the art world. Recently Duffy has been invited to exhibit his work in the sixth edition of the Florence Biennale of Contemporary International Art in December 2007, which will take place at the historic Fortezza da Basso in Italy.
Biography: BIOGRAPHY 1966 Born Melbourne, Australia 1971-82 Educated in London, England 1988 Returned to Australia 1997-99 B.V.A (Fine Art) Honours, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2005 Customswharf Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 2005 Mad Gallery, Lancefield, Australia 2004 Customswharf Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 2003 Customswharf Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 2002 Alans Walk Artist Run Space, Bendigo, Australia 2001 Avant Gallery, Maldon, Australia 2001 Goya Galleries, Melbourne, Australia 2001 Customswharf Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 1999 Fitzroy Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 1998 Australia Felix 98, Benalla Easter Arts Festival GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2004 Mad Gallery, Lancefield, Australia 2003 Mangyung Gallery, Mornington, Australia 2002 Goya Galleries, Melbourne, Australia 2001 Castlemaine Art Gallery Drawing Award, Australia 2000 Bendigo Art Gallery-Work on Paper, Australia 2000 Swan Hill Art Gallery Drawing Award, Australia 2000 Castlemaine Art Gallery Portrait Prize, Australia 1999 Bendigo Art Gallery-Fertile Ground, Australia 1997 Bendigo Art Gallery-Work on Paper, Australia 1997 Benalla Art Gallery, Australia SELECTED COMMISSIONS AND COMMITEES 2000 Fosters Brewing Group- Forty-five drawings for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games 1999 Artist in Residence- Benalla West Primary School, Victoria, Australia 1997-98 Education Coordinator- Australia Felix Easter Arts Festival, Victoria, Australia
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