Arlo Mountford, Figure 1 Magic Bus (2018)
- Edition of 10 + AP
Archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta
Arlo Mountford works primarily with large-scale interactive installations that integrate sound, video and animation. His digitally animated films feature a dizzying assortment of famous artists, iconic artworks and events from the history of art mixed with an almost equally generous array of pop culture references. Infused with humor and irony, Mountford's work re-navigates art history, and explores the contextual relationship between contemporary art practice and its perceived past. Mountford has presented many solo exhibitions including a touring mid-career survey at Deep Revolt Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, (2018) Sutton Gallery, (2018, 2016); Centre of Contemporary Photography, (2015); Bus Projects, Melbourne, (2015); and Sutton Gallery, (2014). In 2007 he was awarded the ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award. Mountford's work is held in many public and private collections, including The Michael Buxton Contemporary Australian Art Collection; Monash University Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; and Queensland Art Gallery.