Harrison Kewley is an emerging artist practicing from Melbourne/Naarm, moving freely between video, digital, painting and performative practices.
His works jump between scenarios and aesthetics, clashing ideas of risk and uncomfortability. Kewley’s works interrogate values, tastes, and the visual languages used for contemporary expression. Like stepping into another person’s suggested video queue, he generates a disturbing cross-examination of our sense of choice or control. Kewley’s output courts ideas of the absurd, the theatrical and the taboo - unsettling scenarios that deny us a straight-forward or easily digestible narrative.
Paintings are often cropped to deny the viewer the context of a scenario, and the elements within the frame are so incongruous at times it approaches an almost comedic questioning of human behaviour - particularly that of consumption and regurgitation.