Artist explores macho male need to speed

Andy Quilty (Artist, Baldivis)
Andy Quilty (Artist, Baldivis)

The Baldivis resident’s collection of new artwork is currently on display in his exhibition Dilligaf at Linton and Kay Galleries, on St Georges Terrace in Perth.

Quilty (32) uses motorbike burnouts, industrial resin, auto enamel and spray paint as his tools for creating works of art.

He said the abstract collection of work was an opportunity to ‘go in a new direction’.

‘I want to prove myself as a painter not just a drawer, as I am more known for ballpoint-pen pieces,’ he said.

‘The materials I use relate to my time working as a labourer in the surfboard manufacture industry and it is the first time my work is purely abstract.’

Quilty said his work was inspired from living in the Rockingham area. ‘Burnouts have always been commonplace in Rockingham and I wanted to incorporate that in my work,’ he said.

‘I am not condoning burnouts, but I am interested in documenting it and understanding the hyper masculinity that exists in Rockingham.

‘I have always found some kind of weird beauty in masculinity and wanted to showcase that in this work.’

Quilty said his future goals involved exhibiting in Melbourne or Sydney, but he admitted he was loathe to relocate.

‘I love living here and I want to stay in Rockingham even though there are more opportunities for an artist on the east coast,’ he said.

The exhibition runs until June 3.

For more information about the exhibit, visit www.lintonandkay.com.au