Crisp, vibrant colour and rich surfaces characterise Caspar Fairhall’s (WA) paintings, which draw on both geometric abstraction and the often complex spatial structures of late Renaissance and Baroque art. The suite of large paintings in Nine times the space that measures day and night is conceived as a meditation on the nature of landscape and our place in geological time.
More broadly, Fairhall works across painting, video and interactive art. Making use of contradictions and paradoxes in visual illusion, his work often looks at the tension between our intuitions of space and time, and what we can understand about the world from science and philosophy.
His work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and numerous other public and private collections.