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Andrew Gunnell, 2020, Proximity: Particle Compressions, Pigment Inkjet on paper, 77x110cm
The new (ab)normal

Andrew Gunnell

It’s really hard to define what a normal day looks like at the moment, even though each day seems to be the same. Very little definition between days is apparent and I wonder about what provided these markers in the previous normal? Calendars and Clocks still exist but their relevance feels eroded. 

I am educating two primary school aged children at home while trying to keep up with my own academic and art practices. Small bites of work are created in compressed windows of clarity interspersed with chaos, subtraction and fraction activities. Motivations are often at varying plateaus. Collage has to be involved in any thinking or making at this time. 

About the Artist

Andrew Gunnell is a Lecturer in the Print Studio of the School of Art at RMIT University. Themes informing his current practice include the effect of digitisation on representations of natural phenomena and the contemporary landscape. And through the activation of the threshold between analogue and digital image construction processes, both internal and external evocations of time are imagined. He has participated in over 70 solo and group exhibitions. His work is held in several public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Asia Pacific Photographic Archive, the Hong Kong Open Print Workshop, and the State Library of Victoria.  
He has also been a committee member of the Print Council of Australia since 2005.