Paul Dew is a Melbourne based artist exploring personal life balances through sculptural constructions and installations which are both figurative and industrial. Fragmented forms are contrasted in dark and light silhouette to describe activities out of balance. Combinations of forms coming unstuck or coming together in a negotiation of time valued over the time lost through the numerous obligations dividing life. The tensions, overloads and fractured experiences reflect contemporary living and the search of a work-life balance. Experiences are silently witnessed by the symbiotic creatures living alongside us, and employed here to punctuate the stories. Industrial materials of structure and silhouette are assembled to describe activities and outcomes of unbalance, counterbalance and the movement in avoidance of, or in response to life's constraints.
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