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Jan Nelson

Walking on tall grass, rose

Jan Nelson
Walking in tall grass, Rose 2007
Purchased 2007. The Queensland Government's Gallery of Modern Art Acquisitions Fund
Collection: Queensland Art Gallery
© Jan Nelson, 2007. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney, 2008

Jan Nelson

Jan Nelson’s ‘Walking in tall grass’ series are intimately detailed paintings of young people deeply absorbed in thought or intensely focused activities. The figures are captured against brightly coloured grounds, removing them from any specific sense of social location or context. Super-realist in style, the paintings are concerned with opening up the possibilities that exist at the juncture between painting and photography.