Uncle Albert

Mark Braunias

  • 7 Nov - 27 Nov, 2006

The starting point for ‘Uncle Albert’ is a diary containing drawings of things observed and plucked from popular culture and comics. The drawings, which are hybridised and newer forms of the original source imagery, produce a tone that is both abject and tragi-comic at the same time.

Translated into freehand drawing directly onto the wall, Braunias creates a bombardment of imagery in shifting graphic styles that overlap, bump, leer, and relent. The intention is to retain the spontaneity associated with modernist stream-of-consciousness thought. In this process seemingly random associations become a ménage of ingredients for a fictionalised primal soup.