the physicality of paint and surface textures, Dr Terri Brooks formally
investigates natural mark making. With a leanness of technique and an
innate feeling for surface textures, Brooks utilises her materials to produce rich
and complex works that speak of creating art out of something humble and ordinary.
states of her practice, 'I am a city based landscape artist, the walls and walkways are
my hills and valleys. My work is process based but the end result matters. The
process is ephemeral, the outcome concrete'.
'The space between image and object is blurred in the Terri Brooks sculptural paintings. ..She is not a landscape painter, but works to reflect the truth and beauty of the utilitarian surfaces around her. Her canvases offer a sort of spatial dislocation or inverse trompe-l'œil of reality, as isolated sections of the everyday are reborn within the gallery setting. As replicas of the factual world, in all its decay and innate ordinariness, these paintings subvert the idiom of preciousness and make the certain uncertain.'
Phe Luxford, Space catalogue essay 2012
has been selected as a finalist in the Fleurieu Art Prize, The Kedumba Drawing
Award, The Tattersall's Landscape Art Prize and the Alice Prize, and awarded the BP Acquisitive Award and an Australia
Council Project Grant. Brooks work is represented in the Neubrandenburg Museum
Collection, the Albert Tucker Collection, Macquarie Bank, Westpac Bank and many
other corporate collections, as well as private collections in Australia, the
United States, the Netherlands, Germany and England.
Hunters and Gatherers at home blog
'Studio Critical' interview
Pencil Lines, 2013
Oil, enamel and pencil on canvas,
142 x 122cm