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Greg Windsor completed a Masters of Fine Art (Sculpture) at the Memphis College of Art in 1992. During ensuing years of both study and practice, his other preferred practice continues to be the manipulation of the two dimensional surface.
Colour is the element of metaphor, of symbolism, of expression and mood. Two dimensional colour abstracts the 3D form and pulls the spatial into the smooth picture plane of a reconsidered view.
Windsor produces works that embrace semiotics, abstraction and symbolism to impart the offerings of a barbed wit in a commentary on contemporary society that both mangles and magnifies language and form.
Mixed media on paper 940 x 660mm In many ways my work in two dimensions mirrors many of my concerns expressed in my sculpture. As an environmental activist-artist, the problematic of human interaction and exploitation of the environment and the social dislocations that this commonly entails is foremost on my mind as issues that are the very questions of our times; questions artists are in a unique and necessary position to contemplate or reveal. Historically it has been the role of artists and
Mixed media on paper 940 x 660mm The stage is set and the curtains are drawn…The theme of death and the erosion of the physical environment challenges us to think of time, yet ‘permanence is but a word of degree’ (Emerson). The recurring theme of the colonial Queen speaks of my own coming to terms of indoctrination into a Commonwealth nation. The painting visits the duality of ‘civilised versus primitive’, and draws into question the desire for luxury over necessity. The idea that we are try
Mixed media on paper 880mm x 560mm Transformation Through Power is a mixed media work on paper, incorporating symbolic dot painting and iconic, colonial playing-card imagery. Wielded power and unashamed economic development (symbolised by a simplified image of a dozer), has scarred the land, leaving much in the wake struggling for survival: the pawn chess pieces symbolise social strata and injustice. Overt use of red speaks of connection to the abundant reserves of iron ore, and of bloodshed in