Jasper Knight – Isuzu Cement Truck
There are very few artists whose work is so idiosyncratically identifiable as Jasper Knight’s. He’s bright, bold, graphic and prolific. His popularity is due as much to his everyday subject matter as it is to the unique construction materials he works with, opting for Masonite and plywood over canvas and more traditional mediums. This constructive feel of his work is honest and sensible – subject, material and style.
Combing surfaces such as Perspex with enamel paint gives Knight’s work an ultra high gloss that makes it a favourite amongst art buyers.
Jasper himself is a highly awarded artist. A 7 time finalist in the Archibald Prize, a 5 time finalist for the Wynne Prize, and the winner of the 2012 Doug Moran Portrait Prize with his painting of revered Australian artist Jeffrey Smart.
Knight’s work is not only highly decorative, his 14 year legacy of solo and group art shows and his various accolades, awards and grants ensures his name will go down in the annuls of art history.
The work’s Charleston’s chooses to offer at auction scream of a slick, retro modern aesthetic, making them perfect for a variety of home environments. There’s rarely an auction that carries a Knight that isn’t sold.
We don’t expect the Sydney Long Weekend auction to be any different.
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