Monday, December 15, 2008

Paul Dimmer

Antipodean Venus
d steel, 600 x 1900 x 600mm
Millbrook Estate 2008
Price: $6,000

Inspired by the well known Paleolithic figurine, the Venus de Willendorf, discovered in the early 1900’s and carbon dated as 28,000 years old. Paul’s work combines the formalism of the reproductive rites symbolised by this icon with the casual pose of sensuality. Uniting the sacred with the profane, it is both ritualistic and playful, injecting a contemporary sensibility into an historical artifact and the associated cultural meanings surrounding fertility.

Alternative views of Antipodean Venus, first shown at Sculpture by the Lake, Murrays Beach NSW 2008

The Copper's Wife and The Dancing Policeman
copper, brass, mild steel 1250 x 500 x 500mm and 1000 x 260 x 260mm
Wollombi Wines 2008

As a full time artist, Paul Dimmer has exhibited in galleries on the south coast, Bungendore, Canberra, Hunter Valley, in Sculptors Society exhibitions, and various Art competitions. Over the last ten years, he has experimented with new materials, giving greater attention to larger outdoor sculptures. His focus has been in the creation of unique one-off works with a quirky or humorous aspect, and recently has been concerned with pieces of a more abstract quality.