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Rehgan De Mather

Rehgan De Mather “The colour, humour, and honesty of De Mather’s work is a refreshing antidote to the mundanities of everyday life." Since completing his BVA at Monash University Gippsland in 2001 De Mather has held 24 solo exhibitions and been involved in over 30 group exhibitions throughout Australia.

He has been selected three times as a finalist in the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Agendo Art Award, and Arc Yinnar Drawing Prize; twice in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Clayton Utz Art Award, Mount Eyre Art Prize, Prometheus Visual Arts Award, Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award, and John Leslie Art Prize, as well as being a finalist in the Aral

He has been selected three times as a finalist in the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Agendo Art Award, and Arc Yinnar Drawing Prize; twice in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Clayton Utz Art Award, Mount Eyre Art Prize, Prometheus Visual Arts Award, Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award, and John Leslie Art Prize, as well as being a finalist in the Aral

Operating as usual

New small(er) painting in progress. No Man’s LandAcrylic, spray enamel, oil stick and charcoal on canvas. 60 x 90cm..#pa...
10/04/2022

New small(er) painting in progress.
No Man’s Land
Acrylic, spray enamel, oil stick and charcoal on canvas. 60 x 90cm.
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#painting #inprogress #new #wip #landscape #nomansland #abstract #red #acrylicpainting #paintout #white #spraypaint #line #drawing #markmaking

08/04/2022
Exhibition walk through.

Chase the Sun now showing.
Watch the video for a preview.

April to June 2022.
Book a private viewing via top link in bio.
Viewing strictly by appointment only.

VMG Art Series:

The VMG Art Series comprises a rotating, curated exhibition program, the objective of which is to provide a unique opportunity for unrepresented (Victorian) visual artists to showcase their work within an innovative space and purpose-designed environment as well as presenting their art practice to a new audience.

Commencing in January 2021, and in partnership with Catherine Asquith, as art advisor for the Series, the Venetian Media Group’s (VMG) commitment to the Australian visual arts has been long-standing; this Series, extends support to the sector.

Through the integration of a gallery as part of the workplace design for Venetian Media Group’s newly established Melbourne headquarters, the Series not only enhances the working environment but also offers a very real sense of creativity and culture within the workplace.

#art #contemporaryart #exhibitions #melbourne #vmg #vmgartseries

“Chase the Sun”April to June 2022 Viewing strictly by appointment only. Click here to book online: https://docs.google.c...
04/04/2022

“Chase the Sun”
April to June 2022

Viewing strictly by appointment only. Click here to book online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fZd8sWlSXdRGcOfTiRFJDrdKN-MSStvqNVz4Y1jrc68/edit

VMG Art Series

The VMG Art Series comprises a rotating, curated exhibition program, the objective of which is to provide a unique opportunity for unrepresented (Victoria) visual artists to showcase their work within an innovative space and purpose-designed environment as well as presenting their art practice to a new audience.

Commencing in January 2021, and in partnership with Catherine Asquith, as art advisor for the Series, the Venetian Media Group’s (VMG) commitment to the Australian visual arts has been long-standing; this Series, extends support to the sector.

Through the integration of a gallery as part of the workplace design for Venetian Media Group’s newly established Melbourne headquarters, the Series not only enhances the working environment but also offers a very real sense of creativity and culture within the workplace.

#art #contemporaryart #exhibitions #melbourne #vmg #vmgartseries

Posted @withregram • @vmg_artseries Rehgan De Mather's exhibition "Chase the Sun". Book a viewing online: catherineasqui...
04/04/2022

Posted @withregram • @vmg_artseries Rehgan De Mather's exhibition "Chase the Sun". Book a viewing online: catherineasquithart.com/vmgartseries
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#art #contemporaryart #exhibitions #melbourne #vmg #vmgartseries

Notes on what’s next...#notes #whatsnext #new #ideas #todolist #dontforget #wip
03/04/2022

Notes on what’s next..
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#notes #whatsnext #new #ideas #todolist #dontforget #wip

Straight back into it. Well, for some of us anyways….#studio #session #sunday #funday #contemporarypainting #couchdog
03/04/2022

Straight back into it. Well, for some of us anyways…
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#studio #session #sunday #funday #contemporarypainting #couchdog

Catalogues now available. Customised upon request. 😉DM for a copy..#art #exibition #catalogue #custom #graffiti
02/04/2022

Catalogues now available. Customised upon request. 😉
DM for a copy.
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#art #exibition #catalogue #custom #graffiti

Posted @withregram • @vmg_artseries Installation @ VMG with @art_installers_melbourne for @rehgandemather "Chase the Sun...
02/04/2022

Posted @withregram • @vmg_artseries Installation @ VMG with @art_installers_melbourne for @rehgandemather "Chase the Sun" exhibition

New painting complete!.Chase the SunAcrylic, spray paint, oil stick and charcoal on canvas.122cm x 200cm..#new #painting...
20/03/2022

New painting complete!
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Chase the Sun
Acrylic, spray paint, oil stick and charcoal on canvas.
122cm x 200cm.
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#new #painting #fresh #art #chasethesun #contemporarypainting #abstractfigurative #new_and_abstract #australianartist

Sneaky late night studio session.Detail of a new painting..#sneaky #studio #session #detail #wip #workinprogress #new #p...
09/03/2022

Sneaky late night studio session.
Detail of a new painting.
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#sneaky #studio #session #detail #wip #workinprogress #new #painting #abstract #figurative

Finalist in the Percival Portrait Painting Prize..All That You Can’t Leave Behind, but Probably Should [2020 Vision].Acr...
03/03/2022

Finalist in the Percival Portrait Painting Prize.
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All That You Can’t Leave Behind, but Probably Should [2020 Vision]
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Acrylic, spray paint, oil stick and charcoal on canvas. 122cm x 200cm.
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Painted over an incomplete and abandoned self-portrait from 2011, this work did not begin as a self-portrait, but rather as a response to the year that was 2020; focusing more on the when, what, and how, than the who.
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During the 12 months this canvas was reworked, the painting, much like our day to day lives, started and stopped on multiple occasions, capturing the conflict and consumption, alongside the anxiety and tension, of both a challenging and uncertain, yet transformational period.
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#artprize #portrait #painting #finalist #percivalportraitpaintingprize #perctuckerregionalgallery #acrylicpainting #spraypaint #oilstick #charcoal #drawing #faces #allthatyoucantleavebehind #2020 #2020vision #response #start #stop #when #what #how #conflict #consumption #anxiety #tension #challenge #uncertain #transformation

Today was a good day. All 5 new works underway. Time for a drink..#todaywasagoodday #newpaintings #progress #creative #p...
27/02/2022

Today was a good day. All 5 new works underway. Time for a drink.
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#todaywasagoodday #newpaintings #progress #creative #process #wip #studiosession #colourful #abstractart #figurativeart #line #drawing #spraypaint #paintout #markmaking #contemporaryleftovers #canvas
#timeforadrink

Detail.Bronze bench paint, pink paint skin, white lid flip and black canvas..New painting for an upcoming project..#deta...
27/02/2022

Detail.
Bronze bench paint, pink paint skin, white lid flip and black canvas.
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New painting for an upcoming project.
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#detail #paint #drips #circles #bronze #pink #paintskin #wip #newpainting #lid #flip #markmaking #collage

Last chance to see the El Diablito exhibition today at @artloversaustralia gallery Melbourne, 300 Wellington Street Coll...
25/02/2022

Last chance to see the El Diablito exhibition today at @artloversaustralia gallery Melbourne, 300 Wellington Street Collingwood.
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Scroll through to see 3 works from the show, or visit online via the link in bio.
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Future Memories
Acrylic, spray paint, collage, wooden skull, t-shirt and mannequin on canvas, 122cm x 122cm.
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Weapon of Choice
Acrylic, oil stick, collage and brushes on marine ply, 122cm x 58.5pm.
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A Little Devil
Acrylic, spray paint, collage and frame on canvas, 30cm x 30cm.
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#art #painting #exhibition #gallery #collage #yellow #red #black #skull #stencil #mannequin #heart #paint #brushes #devil #gold #frame #bigpainting #smallpainting #interiordesign

“De Mather’s paintings flash with comic book exclamations, bleed with paint scrawled behind alleyways and are seared by ...
25/02/2022

“De Mather’s paintings flash with comic book exclamations, bleed with paint scrawled behind alleyways and are seared by an essence of New York grit.”
David O’Halloran.
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Fire
Acrylic, spray paint, oil stick, charcoal and collage on canvas.
140cm x 140cm, 2022.
@artloversaustralia
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#fire #paintings #flash #comicbook #exclamation #bleed #paint #scrawl #alleyways #essence #newyork #grit #acrylicpainting #spraypaint #oilstick #collage #canvas #signs #fireblanket #fireinthehead #pumpnotinuse #teeth #flames #contemporaryart #australianartist #newandabstract

24/02/2022

Posted @withregram •
@artloversaustralia Up close with Rehgan De Mather. Come and see his solo exhibition El Diablito as part of our Absurd showcase in our Melbourne gallery.

We are open Wednesday-Saturday between 10am - 5pm at 300 Wellington Street, Collingwood.

#melbourne #melbournegallery #contemporaryart #australianart #paint #art #melbourneexhibition

Final days to see El Diablito at @artloversaustralia gallery Melbourne.300 Wellington Street, Collingwood.Gallery open W...
23/02/2022

Final days to see El Diablito at @artloversaustralia gallery Melbourne.
300 Wellington Street, Collingwood.
Gallery open Wed-Sat 10am-5pm.
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#melbournegallery #artexhibition #painting #collage #drawing #sculpture #contemporaryart

I take a construction like approach to my paintings, which occasionally spills over into the 3rd dimension. These four w...
22/02/2022

I take a construction like approach to my paintings, which occasionally spills over into the 3rd dimension. These four works are part of my current show at @artloversaustralia gallery in Melbourne.
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#sculpture #construction #objects #3d #painting #skulls #spraypaint #spraycaps #blades #boxing #gloves #games #chess #sport #stars #gold #teeth #pop #pow #blood #drips #foundobjects #gallery #exhibition #melbourne #collingwood #contemporaryart #australianartist

Not a bad day’s work… 5 new canvases stretched and ready to be worked on, with fresh blank canvas laid upon the floor to...
20/02/2022

Not a bad day’s work…
5 new canvases stretched and ready to be worked on, with fresh blank canvas laid upon the floor to capture the marks left behind.
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#artist #studio #studioview #studioviews_daily #new #paintings #newandabstract #wip #workinprogress #colour #canvas #acrylicpaint #spraypaint #stretched #australianartist #contemporarypainting #contemporaryleftovers #process #paint #art #blankcanvas #startagain #whatsnext

20/02/2022

“Central to De Mather’s work is his process. Instead of drop sheets, canvas lays across his studio floor to capture ‘the marks left behind’. Paint splatters, stencils and footprints create grounds and marks that will eventually be selected, sliced and sampled in some as yet unrealised artwork.”
Mairin Briody
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Time to get busy…
New paintings and projects beckon.
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#artistic #process #creativeprocess #canvas #climbingupthewalls #markmaking #painting #wip #studio #art #artist

The Ramble suite consists of 4 constructions, each 60 x 60cm, mounted on birch board, combining text and found materials...
18/02/2022

The Ramble suite consists of 4 constructions, each 60 x 60cm, mounted on birch board, combining text and found materials, such as off cuts of wood, skull tops and paint lids, alongside collaged “contemporary leftovers” from the studio created a playful and colourful combination.
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Currently on show at @artloversaustralia gallery Melbourne. 300 Wellington Street, Collingwood. Link in bio.
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#collage #construction #contemporaryart #collingwood #colourful #cutoff #combination #combine #painting #paint #pop #skulltop #wood #offcut #birchboard #contemporarypaintings #fineart #visualart #australianartist #melbourneart #interiordesign

“Instead of the quick television grab De Mather presents us with entire Saturday paper spread out across the lounge-room...
17/02/2022

“Instead of the quick television grab De Mather presents us with entire Saturday paper spread out across the lounge-room floor, we scan this mass of information searching for articles that interest us enough to read.”
Clive Murray-White
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Eraser of Love
Acrylic, spray paint, oil stick, charcoal and collage on canvas.
200cm x 170cm, 2014-2021.
@artloversaustralia
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#bigpainting #largepainting #colourful #contemporaryart #television #grab #saturday #paper #spread #information #read #look #eraseroflove #abyss #mad #amore #acrylicpainting #spraypaint #oilstick #charcoal #drawing #text #collage #canvas #contemporarypainting #australianartist #melbourne #art #gallery

A selection of small works from the current exhibition El Diablito at @artloversaustralia gallery Melbourne. Link to exh...
17/02/2022

A selection of small works from the current exhibition El Diablito at @artloversaustralia gallery Melbourne. Link to exhibition in bio.
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#smallpaintings #worksonpaper #paintings #collages #drawings #funky #frames #signs #portraits #interiorstyling #salonhang #slowdown

15/02/2022

Quick walk through of the exhibition.
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El Diablito runs til March 3.
Gallery open Wed-Fri 10-5.
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#art #exhibition #gallery #painting #melbournegallery #australianartist #contemporarypainting

Thanks to the beautiful people who made it to the opening on Saturday. It’s a weird and wonderful feeling to be exhibiti...
15/02/2022

Thanks to the beautiful people who made it to the opening on Saturday. It’s a weird and wonderful feeling to be exhibiting and socialising again, and I genuinely appreciate you coming along for the ride.
Show is up until March 3 @artloversaustralia Melbourne.
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#thankyou #appreciation #art #gallery #exhibition #opening #melbourne #painting #collage #drawing #sculpture

No rest for the wicked. A quick tidy up and straight back to it..#norestforthewicked #tidy #studio #art #whatsnext #wip ...
13/02/2022

No rest for the wicked. A quick tidy up and straight back to it.
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#norestforthewicked #tidy #studio #art #whatsnext #wip #newpaintings #artist

Perfect day for it! Opening today, 1-4pm.
12/02/2022

Perfect day for it! Opening today, 1-4pm.

Come join me for a beer tomorrow. El Diablito opens at @artloversaustralia gallery Melbourne 1 - 4pm.#art #beer #exhibit...
11/02/2022

Come join me for a beer tomorrow.
El Diablito opens at @artloversaustralia gallery Melbourne 1 - 4pm.
#art #beer #exhibition #celebration #eldiablo #gallery #melbourne #painting #drawing #collage #sculpture #australianart

Sneak peek. Come see the whole exhibition tomorrow at @artloversaustralia gallery Melbourne..#art #exhibition #gallery #...
10/02/2022

Sneak peek. Come see the whole exhibition tomorrow at @artloversaustralia gallery Melbourne.
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#art #exhibition #gallery #sneakpeek #melbournegallery #australianartist #contemporarypainting #sneakpeek #painting #preview

Celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary today. All my love to my one, my only, my uber; always.###.#love #muse #marr...
09/02/2022

Celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary today. All my love to my one, my only, my uber; always.###
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#love #muse #marriage #wedding #anniversary #myone #myonly #portrait #painting #drawing #collage

20 years on and it still works!.#projector #tools #studio #equipment #flashback #makingart #itstillworks #presents #gift...
08/02/2022

20 years on and it still works!
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#projector #tools #studio #equipment #flashback #makingart #itstillworks #presents #gifts #birthday #throwback

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Hurstbridge based artist Rehgan De Mather is one of many painters, metal artists, print makers, textile artists and ceramicists who will be opening their studios this weekend, November 20 and 21, and next weekend November 27 and 28 10am -5pm. To find out about all the participating artists and to download the guide to plan your day out visit: www.artistsopenstudios.com/ This event will be run according to the Victoria State Government COVID-19 regulations and vaccination requirements. Nillumbik Artists Open Studios Nillumbik Arts Visit Nillumbik
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