Shaun Tan - "Head: Wave" (2016) - pastel on paper- 75 x 55cm (29.5"x21.6")
Head: Wave (2016)
Pastel on paper
75 x 55 cm (29.5"x21.6")
"Part of a series of personal works, painting the same 'head' repeatedly over some years in different forms, representing inner states of mind or other things more nebulous. These tend to evolve organically, usually with multiple revisions. I began with small oil paintings and later moved on to larger pastel works". - Shaun Tan
Shaun Tan grew up in Perth and works as an artist, writer and filmmaker in Melbourne. He is best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through dream-like imagery: The Rabbits, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia and the graphic novel The Arrival have been widely translated throughout the world and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer and a concept artist for Pixar. In 2011 he received the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in Sweden, in recognition of his services to literature for young people.