ROSS WATSON


Ross Watson showcases his distinctive ouvre in celebrating the male form in this must see exhibition of his most recent work, presented alongside some of his most iconic images painted over his 35 years as a professional artist.

Each original painting in his distinctive, highly detailed, realistic style is imbued with ambiguity, both inviting and challenging the viewer to interpret the the themes which Watson is exploring.  Recurrent themes in his work over the years are the depiction of technology in contemporary society, celebrating mateship and the Aussie surf and beach culture. Each image a commentary using classical and contemporary imagery as to who we are, where we come from and form an narrative that depicts the Australian identity from a gay male perspective.

Watson is one of the few professional artists worldwide depicting full frontal male nudity in his work.  Encouraged by Australia’s much-loved former High Court judge, the Hon. Michael Kirby to present his work with more nudity and less prudity.

With the artist in residence throughout the exhibition, this will be a rare chance to learn first-hand about his style, his intentions and the stories behind the artwork on display.  A full multi-media experience awaits each visitor into the exhibition with video presentations on the artist’s work giving insight into the creative process and final sentiment.

Ross Watson has exhibited in over 40 solo exhibitions in Australia, USA, UK and Europe. His art is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Sir Elton John and Sir J.D. Wolfensohn (former President of The World Bank).

Ross Watson will be exhibiting at Yellow House in a premier event of the Sydney Mardi Gras Festival

Explore more at the Ross Watson Gallery website.