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Originated from Perth.
Road Scholar - many jobs, many locations. (Australia, S.E.Asia, Europe.)
Worked mainly as artist, screen-printer, textile designer, streetwear designer/ retailer.
Was an expat artist, mosaic designer and gallery owner, in Bali for 15 years.

Bret's art is influenced by street and suburban culture, advertising, retro design, pulp journals, vintage comics, the cult of celebrity, the consumer society, materialism, the six o’ clock news, the internet and the original school of pop artists.
He compares his work to 'space-junk', layers of images past and present, ripped, torn, stripped back and painted over, revealing glimpses or a fleeting moment, of faded dreams and a life once lived..like fragments of cosmic debris orbiting a pop planet; in an attempt to show the human condition with its shifting values mirrored and plotted for us by advertising in this diet fad, Facebook mad, Twitter tweet, consumer au go-go, wonderfully wobbly world..

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Education

Art + Design - Midland Tech
Fine Arts- Curtin University

Exhibitions

Perth Institute Film+Television.
-Fremantle. 1978.
Perth Institute Film+Television.
-Fremantle. 1979.
Antares Gallery. Sydney. 1983.
Art Haus. Sydney. 1984.
Gunyulgup Gallery. Yallingup. 1998.
Bunbury Regional Gallery. 1999
Randelli Gallery 2003-2011.
-Seminyak. Bali
Naka Gallery. 2011.
-Seminyak. Bali.
Alain Daudet Galerie.
Toulouse, France. 2010-2012
Kudeta Beach Club. 2012.
-Seminyak. Bali.
Taksu Gallery. W-Hotel. 2013.
-Seminyak. Bali.
Taksu Gallery. Singapore. 2013.
Ginger Moon Gallery. 2012
-Seminyak. Bali.
The Skull Shop. 2013
-Seminyak, Bali.
DZ Galerie, Paris. 2011-2014
DZ Galerie, Noumea. 2011-2014.
Galerie Lapita, Nice. 2011-2014
Gregg Shienbaum Gallery. 2010
-Miami-Florida.
The Art Factory. 2012 - 2014.
-NJ. New York.
Art Framers Gallery. 2014-2016.
-Perth.
Robert Buratti Gallery. 2014 -
-Subiaco.

Press

ART REVIEW JUNE 2011. BRET POLOK.
(KUDETA BEACH LOUNGE) - BALI/ The Bali Advertiser
"GOING TO HOLLYWOOD"
Paintings by Bret Polok – June 2011.
At Ku De Ta, Jl. Kayu Aya 9, Seminyak

FRV Magazine.(Fine Restaurants and Villas). Bret Polok Art. Bali. 2012.

THE YAK Magazine - The Art of Bret Polok. Bali. 2013

Influences

Street art. Urban decay. Suburban surrealism. Early Pop Art- Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Warhol. Basquiat. David Salle. Collage artists Mimmo Rotella and Jacques Villegle.

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