Best Friends, 2011
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 60 x 90 cm
USD 3,000 – 4,300
About the artwork
In this painting titled "Best Friends" by David Bromley, an angelic young boy appears lost in his thoughts, daydreaming. Reality and imagination is depicted on the same plane, depicting how the child seems oblivious to the boundaries between the two.The boy dreams of fishes and anthropomorphized cretins, accompanying him as imaginary friends. Through this piece, the artist plunges us in the memory of our dearest friends, the ones we create that could never disappoint us, disappearing as our innocence fades with age.
About the artist
Born in Sheffield, England, in 1960, David Bromley immigrated with his family to Australia at the age of thirteen. Emerging upon the Australian art scene as a self-taught painter in the mid-1980s, Bromley is now named among Australian Art Collector’s 50 Most Collectable Artists. His works are inspired by books from his own childhood and pop culture artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. He has exhibited in nearly every continent including Asia, Europe, Africa and America and is represented in prestigious collections in Australia, including Artbank, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.