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.