Rehgan De Mather
Much like a musical sample or patchwork fabric, I reuse and recycle previous works and canvas, cutting them up and casting them amongst new landscapes. I refer to these as “contemporary leftovers”, a collection of disjointed stories, themes and ideas sewn together across time and space.
Art works for sale: 30
About Rehgan De Mather
With numerous solo and group exhibitions, as well as being selected as a finalist in numerous high-profile awards, Rehgan De Mather has quickly established himself as a young artist to watch.
Since completing his BVA at Monash University Gippsland in 2001 De Mather has held 24 solo exhibitions and been involved in over 30 group exhibitions throughout Australia. He has been selected three times as a finalist in the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship; twice in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Prometheus Visual Arts Award, and John Leslie Art Prize, as well as being a finalist in the Araluen Art Prize, City of Whyalla Art Prize, Clayton Utz Art Award & the 6th P.A.F International Drawing Biennale. He was a semi-finalist in the arts category of the Young Australian of the Year Awards, and a recipient of a Regional Arts Development Grant through Arts Victoria. He was recently awarded a yearlong residency at Appleton Street Studios courtesy of the Sandra Bardas Studio Grant, and was selected as the 2013 RAW Melbourne Visual Artist of the Year.