Jonathan Guthmann- "Memento Mori (with Native Australian Flora)" - ink on paper - 15 x 21cm (5"x8.3")
Memento Mori (with Native Australian Flora)
Ink on paper
15 x 21 cm (5"x8.3")
Jonathan Guthmann (Australia) works in a variety of mediums. Although Jonathan has held numerous solo exhibitions in Melbourne and southeast Queensland, he has gained notoriety in recent years for his meticulous, satirical drawings of phalluses on newspapers, published by Drawing Dicks on the Herald Sun on tumblr. For the last three years Jonathan’s preferred technique has been intaglio printmaking, a traditional method of manual printing. Jonathan also works with pigmented inks, charcoal, graphite, conte and oil paints, often mixing these mediums with a unique approach to create distinctive works. Jonathan has an academic background in theology, and his passion about this topic greatly influences his creative life: his work is often saturated with existential themes, deeply symbolic motifs, allegories and metaphors.