When Max Berry and Mark Alsweiler decided to combine their works for one collaborative show, the contrasting yet complementary nature of their craft promised to produce a collection for Brisbane to get excited about.
The two have paired up for ‘All Things Lost’, an exhibition that addresses “the loss of the noble savage and the resulting dichotomy between reverie and the everyday”. Their penetrating, contradictory and almost surrealist paintings and sculptures will be featured in Brisbane, Australia’s small indie gallery space Nine Lives.
Mark, a New Zealand artist, has an astounding collection of unique acrylic paintings and wooden sculptures that highlight beautiful contradictions while Max, who hails from Sydney, depicts vulnerable landscapes and figures and an overwhelming isolation that delves into surrealist daydreams and obscurity.
This video was captured over six months and only begins to show the amount of work and craftsmanship that Mark and Max have put into the collaborative show. The archive footage interspersed throughout the montage, and the funky soundtrack from Mr. Airplane Man makes the video a piece of art in itself.
The exhibition will be shown at Nine Lives in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane until December 11.