Darren Sylvester (AU)
Born 1974, Sydney, Australia
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia
Darren Sylvester’s practice works across staged photography, sculpture, music and installation. Every work contains the unique result of detailed research and planning, designed to investigate and express the language between perceived high and low culture, the nature of authenticity, high gloss desirability, and inevitable mortality.
In 2019 Sylvester was the subject of a major survey exhibition and monograph at NGV Australia, with ‘Carve a Future, Devour Everything, Become Something’. Selected recent group exhibitions include ‘Maria Kozic x Darren Sylvester’, Neon Parc, Melbourne (2023); the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: ‘Free/State’, (2022); and ‘The National’ at Carriageworks, NSW (2021).