The latest exhibition by acclaimed Melbourne artist, Darren Sylvester is currently showing at Sullivan and Strumpf Fine Art, Paddington. The artist is primarily known for his ultra sleek photography, often depicting popular culture and people in seemingly ordinary situations, accompanied by lengthy, ambiguous, narrative titles. This current display, while including his signature style photography, also includes wooden masks that are almost tribal in appearance, making reference to human vanity and the fears of aging. A large scale acrylic painting resembling the many colors available in a make-up pallet has also been included within the exhibition, while each of its hues have been modeled from actual Clinique products.
Sylvester earned a Bachelor of Fine Art Photography/ Graphic Design from Charles Sturt University, NSW, and is currently completing a Masters of Fine Art at Monash University, Melbourne. His work has been displayed on an international scale, having exhibited at venues including the The Roving Eye Gallery, Washington DC, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and the National Galley of Thailand, Bankok.