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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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KINGS Artist Run acknowledges the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people.

Remember What Created Us

Shaun-Joel


06 February 2016–27 February 2016

Shaun-Joel’s work explores a material language that brings into play the natural world and Zen Buddhism’s practice of mindfulness. Formal geometric structures and playfully chaotic found materials allude to the interplay between rationality and intuition. Through this project he has worked to harmonise his intuitive decision making with analytical processes that trace the geometries of the universe.

The aim was to develop a visual language that evokes interconnectedness between the self, the natural world, and the cosmos – an experience many Buddhist and Hindu notions try to express – through archetypal structures like two-dimensional forms, three-dimensional platonic solids, naturally occurring materials and binary representations. The work utilizes familiar geometric forms in repetitive patterns to create a sense of order and grounding, whilst the use of natural objects, as benign and desensitized as we are to them, aims to thwart expectations of geometric structures.

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  • Shaun-Joel (b.1990) is engaged in the psychological space between the visual language of materials and the experiential language of consciousness. His work seeks to find a means to investigate how his own spirituality, a pragmatic coalition of eastern and western spiritual beliefs, influences his relationships and interactions with the natural world.