2020 ARTIST BIOS | GABRIEL ROSATI

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I’ve been an exhibiting artist for over 40 years with 11 solo shows and numerous group exhibitions in Australia during that time. I work predominantly in mixed media sculpture and painting, combining organic materials with repurposed man made objects. I’m renowned for my painted tapestries which involve painting on and weaving with canvas works to build the surface of my paintings into almost sculptural forms. My large sculptural works which I’ve developed over the last 20 years combine wharf timbers and other recycled wood with marine artefacts and machine elements. In 1999 I won the Mayors prize for ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ and in 2015 I won an award at the Byron Bay Writers Festival for my mixed media metal and copper covered timber sculpture.

2020 SWELL ARTWORK – Adam and Eve, Gabriel Rosati

Adam and Eve were historically the first male and female so I’ve chosen to represent in abstract form, the concept of the two sexes within a modern day context.

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.