Mike Gray (AU)
Mike Gray is an Australian artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally since 2003. Through predominately photographic and interdisciplinary lens-based works he examines dominant Western narratives that specifically intersect both Australian and personal concerns. Some of the themes explored include; applied machismo, uncanny suburbia, preconscious vision, the nature–culture divide, and the experience of the partially naturalised migrant.
Primarily through experimentation Gray produces bodies of work whereby the technique and aesthetic produced intersect the concepts explored. In photographic terms this experimentation is informed by devolved photographic analogue processes through to high-end digital technology. Subsequently his work aims to form alternate narratives and construct new insights into aspects of post-colonialism, visual phenomena, identity and modernist histories.
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