SAMSTAG ALUMNI 1994

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Carl Sutherland
Born 1962, Biloela, Queensland

The elemental corporeality of Carl Sutherland's painting leaves no doubt of his commitment to subject the legacy of a geological profession. That former life involved extended periods of fieldwork in remote Australian locations, imbuing Sutherland with a deep and poetic appreciation for the structure and form of landscape an appreciation enriched by his morphological objectiveness.

The unique materiality of geophysical forms and the processes of fossilization pervade Sutherland's work, alternately slatescratched, dark and scathed then, volcanically tactile, and grave with physical weight. 

Ross Wolfe from his Samstag essay, Chaos in Heavean

1994 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
1994 Higher Diploma in Fine Arts, The Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK 
1993 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Australian National University, Canberra 
1983 Bachelor of Science, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales