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About

Rolfe Knudsen is an artist and musician who has spent the past twenty years working in Europe, the UK and the US from a base in London. His association with the music industry led to commissions from high-profile groups and organisations to create art and design for CD covers, posters, and promotional material.

Now living in Australia permanently, Rolfe is expanding exposure of his work through the production of fine art prints of selected images.

His singular brand of surrealism is inspired by the tragic-comedy of everyday life, the excesses of human behaviour, the absurdity of ritual, and manifestation of new visual possibilities now being revealed by science and technology.

Most of all, his probing of the recesses of imagination is fuelled by an acute sense of the ridiculous.

The intricate, time-consuming fine line technique evokes the era of the steel etching and this somehow lends substance to the notion that visual ideas like these are evolutionary, perpetually revealing unexpected new horizons.

Education

self taught

Exhibitions

2013 Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman) group exhibit – Hand of Law Gallery, Alexandria

2013 Gallery opening invited exhibition – Hand of Law Gallery, Alexandria

2012 Novemberism invited exhibition – At The Vanishing Point, Newtown

2011 Axis of Evil solo exhibition – The Valve, Tempe

2010 Subterraneans solo exhibition – Bondi Pavillion, Bondi Beach

2008 Mosman Art Prize invited exhibition –MosmanArt Gallery, Mosman

2007 Monsters, Mavericks, and Tridents solo exhibition – Blank_Space, Surry Hills

2007 The Howard Years invited exhibition – At The Vanishing Point, Newtown

2007 Ode to Nature group exhibit – Who Art Thou Gallery, Point Clare

2006 Untitled Solo exhibition – Mullins St Gallery, Balmain

2006 Glamorama invited exhibition – Captain Cook Gallery, Paddington

2006 Rude Nude 4 group exhibition – Grand Gallery, Central Coast NSW

2005 Zooid group exhibition – Sydney Metro Gallery, Sydney

2005 Art Is Alive – Grand Gallery,CentralCoast; Sydney Metro Gallery, Sydney

2005 Zooid group exhibition – Sydney Metro & Captain Cook Galleries

2004 Gosford Art Prize group exhibition – Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford

2004 City of Newcastle invited exhibition -Hunter St, Newcastle

2004 Northern Exposure group exhibition – Captain Cook Gallery, Paddington

2004 City Slickers Not group exhibition – Sydney Metro Gallery, Sydney

2003 Permanent exhibition – Lars Knudsen Gallery, Hunter Valle

Press

Art Almanac

Influences

Albert Tucker, Sidney Nolan, Brett Whiteley, Basquiat, Picasso, Turner, Reg Mombassa, Grayson Perry, Adam Cullen, George Grosz, Francis Bacon, Peter Booth, Ralph Steadman

92cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,850
15cm (W) x 24cm (H)
Drawings
$290
13cm (W) x 22cm (H)
Drawings
$290
51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$550
51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$560
76cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,700
61cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$560
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,750