“OBJECT” by HIROYASU TSURI 釣 博泰 / TWOONE

OBJECT by HIROYASU TSURI 釣 博泰 / TWOONE opens Nov 23 – Dec 9 at Backwoods Gallery, 25 Easey St, Collingwood. “There are ideas that you simply can’t express in words, logic or a singular object. Rather, the idea needs to be expressed through a story, a series of works or a collection of objects.”  Pushing his expansive practice

Yusk Imai & Dante Horoiwa “Phantom Pain”

Melbourne’s Backwoods Gallery welcomes the return of YUSK IMAI and DANTE HOROIWA, combining their artistic talent to create a dual show, “Phantom Pain”. As they illustrate in their statement, the show is the result of studio discussions exploring a “hidden sensation”, an abstract and constant, but unidentified source of pain. The show attempts to process

Reka – “SCARLET”

Australian contemporary artist Reka returns to his hometown of Melbourne to present ‘SCARLET’, his first new solo show in 4 years. A brooding mix of Berlin nightlife, Japanese Shibari rope bondage and post-cubist figurative studies, this is one of his most mature exhibitions to date. Influenced by his graffiti background and techniques, as well as

“Ora Ora” – Shohei Otomo at Backwoods, Melbourne

Son of the legendary Katsuhiro Otomo – Japanese author, illustrator and creator of cult classic Anime AKIRA – Shohei Otomo is cut from the same cloth as his father. With intense concentration, he produces ballpoint drawings of semi-imagined figures and situations, blending the old guard sensibilities and pop-culture of Japan with his own dystopian take

ROA – Hic Svnt Dracones (Here Be Dragons) – Melbourne 2016

I first actually met ROA at the Outpost Project in Sydney back in 2011. We had a brief exchange as he was up high on a scissor lift painting a large mural across the whole side of a building. In 2012, he came to Melbourne, created the controversial solo exhibition Carrion, visited Healesville Sanctuary and painted a few incredible pieces (video here) and before

Felipe Pantone “Stereo Dynamica” in Melbourne, Australia

Felipe Pantone who resides in Valencia, Spain visits Australia for the first time to paint a massive wall for WonderWalls festival in Wollongong and then to Melbourne to launch his solo exhibition Stereo Dynamica at Backwoods Gallery. His incredible vibrant canvas works often use a black and white geometric background filled with splashes of bright