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Tankey is well recognized for his dynamic sense of hyper realism. Tankey is a Melbourne based artist whose work attempts to discuss the ever narrowing gap between high and low culture and art. His works are expertly painted and jump off the canvas to the point where the viewer is mesmerized fighting the urge to reach out and grab the items of refuse, or touch the people depicted. Tankey’s still life compositions are a reflection of today’s society. They directly comment on the parameters of the society we live in and the consumerism that informs our life.

Education

Associate of Diploma of Art: Visual Art
Melbourne Art School: Figure Drawing

Exhibitions

2017 Jackman Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2014 Schoolhouse Gallery, Hobart, TAS.
2011 Jackman Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2009 Jackman Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2009 Metro Art Award finalist, Melbourne, VIC.
2009 Group exhibition, NYAXE Gallery, California, USA.
2009 Williamstown Art Prize finalist, Melbourne, VIC.
2008 Incinerator Arts Complex, Melbourne, VIC.
2007 Jackman Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2007 A Space Between, Wall Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2006 Jackman Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2006 Wall Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2005 Jackman Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2005 Paintek 2.0, group exhibition, Wall Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2005 Affordable Art Show, Sydney, NSW.
2004 Paper Show, group exhibition, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2004 Jackman Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2004 Affordable Art Show, Melbourne, VIC.
2004 Affordable Art Show, Sydney, NSW.
2004 Blue Show, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2003 Sign, solo exhibition, Wall Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2003 Urban Life, group exhibition, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2003 Paintek, group exhibition, 69 Smith St Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2001 Funked Up, solo exhibition, Linden St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, VIC.
2000 Rearvision, group exhibition, Span Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2000 Playtime, group exhibition, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA.
1999 Perth Mint 100th Anniversary Exhibition, group show, Perth Mint, WA.
1999 Art '99 Festival of Perth, representing Kalgoorlie Regional Art Gallery, WA.
1999 Juice, group exhibition, Kalgoorlie Regional Art Gallery, WA.

Press

2005: Herald Sun - "Urban scrawl" (18.07)
2003: MS Perth: Issue 18 (July)
2003: Moonee Valley Community News - "Paintings show a sign of the times" (05.08)
2003: Moonee Valley Leader - "A handle on the vandal" (21.07)
2000: The Fremantle Herald: "Short arts" (01.07)
2000: Perth Weekly: "Artist's playtime" (28.06)
2000: West Australian: "Big weekend" (24.06)
2000: Perth: "At home with irony" (24.06)
1999: Gold Gazzette: Big nugget reappears in art exhibition" (23.08)
1999: Kalgoorlie Miner: "Local artist's work on display" (24.02)
1999: Goldfield's Esperance Magazine: "About people" (19.02)

30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
oil on canvas, mounted on board
$555
31cm (W) x 41cm (H)
oil on canvas
$955
76cm (W) x 102cm (H)
oil on canvas
$1,600
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
oil on canvas
$3,300
40cm (W) x 55cm (H)
goauche
$650
30cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Oil painting on stretched canvas
$755
48cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Gouache on paper
$700
41cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Oil painting on stretched canvas
$955
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