Chris Mason

Chris Mason is an accomplished multi-disciplinary artist who works across painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics. Depicting subjects as diverse as trains, aircraft, snakes and voluptuous women, Mason’s meticulously detailed work falls within the Hyperrealist genre of painting and sculpture that emerged from Photorealism. Like other Hyperrealists, Mason’s subjects are created from collected photographs and images. He reinterprets these images to create works that resemble high-resolution photographs, yet are accentuated with greater detail, giving them rich emotional resonance. Chris Mason (born 1976) has been a regular studio artist at Arts Project Australia since 1998 and has had three solo exhibitions, two at Arts Project Australia (2002 and 2007) and one at Darren Knight Gallery (2014). He has been included in numerous group exhibitions including ‘2015 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award’, Deakin University Melbourne and ‘Outsiderism’, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philapelphia, USA. His work is held in the National Gallery of Australia collection, the State Library of Victoria collection, and the Stuart Purves collection.