Years from now it will be debated: did Shaun Atkinson discover Bali or did Bali discover Shaun?
A famous artist in his own right before he came to Bali, Shaun Atkinson's brooding skies, land and seascapes reflect this Western Australian artist's roots and personality. The shadows ever present in his works bespeak a silence and isolation emblematic of the contrasting beauty and spirit of his sun burnt homeland. Now, reflecting his Bali "period," this trademark style still pervades Atkinson's work intermixed with new themes incorporating gold leaf, volcanoes, and colorful tropical skies suggesting that Atkinson's oeuvre has acquired a new direction during a period of incubation on the island of the gods.
Well known in Western Australia's community of artists, Shaun Atkinson has lectured in Art and served as the Director of the Margaret River Galleries. He has exhibited for the Festival of Perth, Gomboc Galleries, Bunbury Regional Galleries, Gulbenkian Galleries London, and was selected in 1999 as part of Greenhill Galleries "Directors' Choice Exhibition."
His work is included in the Kerry Stokes Collection; Edith Cowan University; Curtin University; University of Western Australia; Ministry of Arts Collection; Parliament House, WA; Lloyd and Liz Horne Collection; Hewitt Collection; Thai Consulate, Perth; Gomboc Collection; Perth College; Ian and Sue Bernadt Collection; and City of Bunbury Collection.
Mountains in the Sky
Shaun Atkinson's current exhibition entitled "Mountains in the Sky" will run at the Ganesha Gallery Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay through September 6, 2002.
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