One of Australia’s most renowned contemporary artists, Lister’s work presents us with a grimy fusion of high and lowbrow culture with influences from a number of areas and genres, including street art, expressionism, pop art, and contemporary youth culture, often drawing from television and the “misguided role models” that result. Revelling in the “spirituality”, and the “heritage” of Western popular culture he takes this joint legacy and remoulds it into something equally alluring and grotesque, a perfect representation of the society he seeks to depict. Taking influence from the dirtier and rough techniques of “Bad” Painting and merging it with the spirit and practices of graffiti art Lister has embraced an explosive, scratchy, scrawling form of figurative art using a variety of mediums from painting, drawing and installation to film and music.
Lister has had solo exhibitions at a number of international galleries including Blackarts Gallery in Melbourne; Spacejunk Art Centr in Bayonne; Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami; New Image Art in Los Angeles; Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, USA; Lazarides Gallery in London; Olsen Irwin Gallery in Sydney; KGallery in Milan; Show & Tell Gallery in Toronto; and Fox Galleries in Brisbane.
Courtesy of Robert Fontaine Gallery