Gillie and Marc Schattner


Australian
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Deerman with coffee
Shandu, the Buried Rhino
We Go Together
Dogman ride to meet Rabbitgirl
USD 3,200.00
Rabbitgirl riding to meet Dogman
USD 3,200.00
Today Is A Day I Will Remember
USD 3,200.00
DMG (Ed.2/8) She looked into his eyes as she drank her skim cap
USD 2,800.00
She thought it was time to cut down on the red wine and switch to white
USD 2,100.00
-He put the shell to his ear to hear the ocean but all he could hear was Rabbitgirl shouting at him
USD 2,300.00
She put the shell to her ear the hear the ocean but all she could hear was Dogman watching the footy
USD 2,300.00
She thought, I like the curves … so one more cupcake
USD 2,300.00
He read on the internet that six cups a day is okay. Just not seven.
USD 2,300.00
He was the only one out of all his friends that asked for extra pickles
USD 2,300.00
She loved that they could swap clothes and share everything together
USD 1,800.002014
He happily got a $200 fine for double parking while waiting to pick her up for their date
USD 1,800.002014
All they wanted was a cheeseburger, but they were worried it would ruin their summer bodies
USD 5,600.002014
They were best friends but everyone thought they were sisters
USD 1,800.002014
She loved it that they could have so much fun together.
USD 2,100.002014
She wondered if it was stranger that they were riding a zebra or had no clothes on.
USD 2,300.002014
LP She loved being completely free in every way possible
USD 1,900.002014
They Were The Authentic Vespa Riders
USD 1,000.00
He thought if he drinks this cup it will be his 10th cup today
2015
CSG000116-They rode the blue vespa and excitement followed
2015
They rode the green vespa and adventure followed
2015
They rode the silver vespa and magic followed
2015
She always wanted a pony but this was so much better
2016
Lolly Rabbitgirl and Dogman in Aston Martin
USD 800.00
DMG - Lolly Rabbitgirl and Dogman in Aston Martin
USD 800.00
Lolly Rabbitgirl and Dogman in Aston Martin
USD 800.00
Rabbitgirl and Dogman in Aston Martin
USD 800.00
Roger the Magpie - Bronze, long rope
2016
Harold the Magpie - Red, long rope
2016
Harold the Magpie - Bronze, long rope
2016
Simon the Magpie - Bronze, long rope
2016
Butterfly Blue Dogman
They were love gods on two wheels (Splash pop series)
2016
They were in love and would always be (Splash pop series)
2016
They loved going nowhere fast (Splash pop series)
2016
She Screamed For Ice-Cream
2016
She Screamed For Ice-Cream
She Has Pure Thoughts
Mini Lolly Rabbitgirl (Purple
She Has Pure Thoughts
Mini Lolly Rabbitgirl (Orange)
Mini Lolly Rabbitgirl Raspberry Swirl
Mini Lolly Rabbitgirl Tutti-Fruitti
Lolly Rabbitgirl
Butterfly Blue Rabbitgirl
They Always Ride Together in Rome
2016
Rhino on Short Rope
2016
Rhino on Long Rope - Blue
2016
Zebra on Long Rope (orange)
2016
They were the whale riders
2016
Climbing Zebra
2016
Koala Up High
2016
He had no idea where they were going, but she did so that’s all that mattered
2017
They loved their coffee as much as they loved each other
2017
They were birds of a feather and they stuck together
2017
They liked doing things differently, and this was something else
2016
Three is never a crowd
2016
They hopped into an adventure of a lifetime
2016
Rhino Suspension (Short Rope)
Budgie Lovers
2016
From up here he could see the world
2016
They were the whale riders ( dark green )
2016
They Were Birds of a Feather so They Stuck Together
2016
Pocket Vespa Riders
2016
Sold-Flying Rhino (Long Rope)
2016
Rhino Suspension (Short Rope)
2016
Flying Hippo (Long Rope)
2016

About The Artist

For Gillie and Marc Schattner, it was love at first sight. Having met on a photoshoot in Hong Kong, the two were married within seven days, and have been together for 20 years. Discovering that they had similar styles of artistic expression that intermingled over course of their years together, the couple decided to create a piece together in tribute to a mutual friend. What followed was an artistic and autobiographical journey that radiated not only innovation and creativity but also the warmth and affection between the artists themselves.

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The art of Gillie and Marc is often a tribute to the relationship between animals and man. Depicting human-animal hybrids and their interactions with other animals, they comment on the connection between the two and how neither is totally bereft of the other. The animals are also autobiographical, with the dog representing Marc and the rabbit representing Gillie - two animals that are completely different and unlikely life partners but who are in love and exist happily together. The differences and bizarre appearances of their subjects are also a metaphor for the differences that exist within culture, religion, race and humanity. The reaction of audiences to these subjects - laughter and endearment - are to the artists symbols of humanity's capability to look past differences, realize inner beauty and appreciate ideals beyond the superficial. The stances depicted are often reflective of the couple themselves, but also embody the universal thirst for fun, adventure and the pure joy of the perfect companion by your side. 

 

Exhibitions

2013
We are One, Milk Factory Gallery Bowral
Coffee with Friends, Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay

2012
Animal Attraction, Linton and Kay Contemporary Perth
Go Dogs Go!, Rex Livingston Art Dealer
Wild at Heart, Richard Martin Art

2011
The Road Less Travelled, Linton and Kay Contemporary Perth

2010
Returning to the Animal Within

2009
The Dog in Us All, Linton and Kay Contemporary Perth
I Love My Dog and My Dog Loves Me, Richard Martin Sydney

2008
Wishful Thinking, Linton and Kay Contemporary Perth
Modern Addiction, Libby Edwards Sydney

2006
Creature Comforts, Libby Edwards Sydney

2005
Life Can’t Wait, Darling Park Sydney