David Keeling

“In the rich imagery of David Keeling’s landscapes the subject of belonging, or not belonging, consistently emerges” John McPhee

“All David Keeling’s work might usefully be understood as being about the passage of time. Paradoxically, it is one of the reasons that his landscapes have such a peculiarly timeless quality.” Peter Timms

The landscape in David Keeling’s paintings is neither benign nor empty; it contains the mark of human presence, and the history of man’s interaction with the land. People are not always explicit in his work, but the signs are there: well-kept, neat pathways run through beautifully rendered landscapes and buildings appear in unexpected places. Questions of belonging, and concerns over the passing of time are important in his paintings, but there is a redemptive quality to Keeling's work, an unbridled enthusiasm for the beauty and potential with which we are surrounded.

David Keeling has achieved significant recognition for his work and was awarded the 2016 Glover Prize. He is the only artist in the history of the Glover Prize to have won it on more than one occasion. In 2015 The University of Tasmania held a survey exhibition titled David Keeling: Inside Out, which featured both painting and sculpture, spanning over three decades of the artist’s career.

David Keeling was born in Launceston, Tasmania in 1951. He attended the Swinburne Film and Television School, Victoria in 1970, the Tasmanian School of Art in 1973, the Alexander Mackie School of Art, Sydney in 1981 and completed his Masters in Fine Art at RMIT in 1999. David has acted as Chairman and Board Member of Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, and Artbank, Sydney. He currently lives and works in Hobart.

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Afternoon walk, 2015
oil on linen
123 x 122cm

Selected Stock

David Keeling
Dream house, 2015
oil on linen
31 x 46cm

David Keeling
Dream build, 2013-15
oil on linen
122 x 92cm

David Keeling
New room with deck, 2011
oil on marine ply
30 x 40cm

David Keeling
Lockridge, Macquarie Tier, Then and now, 2010
oil on linen
214 x 152cm

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