Monty and Chris
Chris O’Brien is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in painting, printmaking, and sculpture. He is primarily concerned with representing domestic dwellings in various states of decrepitude. O'Brien has also been involved in publishing graphic novels. His most recent body of work makes the shift away from traditional sculpture into soft sculpture, focusing on the organic forms of cacti that inspire brightly coloured, sewn and stuffed fabric objects. Chris O’Brien (born 1981) has been a studio artist at Arts Project Australia since 2002 and presented his solo exhibition at Arts Project Australia in 2007. He has been involved in numerous collaborations and group exhibitions including at Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne (2013), Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne (2006, 2008 & 2010) and in the Pearls of Arts Project Australia: The Stuart Purves Collection National touring exhibition (2007-2009). His work is held in private collections throughout Australia.