Al Stark’s solo show ‘The Nature of Things’ opens at MARS Gallery on 15 December. After extensive period of large-scale wall painting commissions ‘The Nature of Things’ is a continuum of the painting process, refined and brought into a gallery context.

This series of work continues an investigation into colour and form through the contemplation of the metaphysical human experience and it’s tentative relationship to a declining natural environment. A world increasingly recalled through memory and anxiety filtered nostalgia.

This work aims foremost to inspire a sense of wonder and beauty, followed by a continued dialogue on our collective spirit. It exists in service to nature both internal and to the natural environment that sustains us.

Currently based in Melbourne, Al Stark maintains a comprehensive studio and commission based arts practice that incorporates a diverse range of mediums including drawing, painting, installation, printmaking and sculpture.