Brock is a multidisciplinary Australian artist currently
living and practicing in Richmond, Melbourne.
Piper cites multiple influences on his work, from Greek
mythology to Mayan rituals and Tom Waits. His
artworks provide the ideal medium for him to convey a
myriad of ideas in layers of oil paint. In his work we find
colourful, bold imagery with theatrical expression.
His colourful work is strongly centered in
storytelling and narrative. As Piper describes,
storytelling is a fundamental part of what we are as
human beings; to convey fundamental truths through
the use of illusion and metaphors is a kind of magic.
Piper draws from storytelling traditions from ancient
Greece, to modern day life, playing out the faults and
virtues of what it is to be human.
Brock uses thin layers of oil paint to create an image
that alludes to a sense of both creation and
destruction. An aesthetic that plays with illuminating
and obscuring elements hidden within; layers are
eroding as they are being replaced.