Rus Kitchin | From Street Art To A National Gallery | The Art Hunter | Ep 49 | Now LIVE
In this episode of The Art Hunter, David Hunt talks to the first Australian street artist to paint in the National Gallery of Victoria, Rus Kitchin.
Artist Rus Kitchin generates visual worlds that inhabit painting and digital works, imbuing them with a sense of forlorn beauty, mythological odysseys, and notions of rescue, retrieval, and resuscitation. His practice operates out of a space that is part
culture jamming, part intervention, and part reinvention.
His early street work is well documented in the book Kingsway-The Beginnings of Australian Graffiti. Kitchin has a Diploma in Public Art from RMIT and in 2007 completed his Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) at the Victorian College of the Arts.
He is the first Australian street artist to paint in the National Gallery of Victoria and has been exhibiting his work since 1991.
In 2018 he was a finalist in Australia’s prestigious Blake Prize, and he was recently commissioned by the newly opened, W Hotel in Melbourne to adorn their foyer with a monumental lenticular multi-media backlit digital artwork.
In The Art Hunter, David Hunt explores the artist with an in-depth look into their background; where they came from, the type and work they do, their latest work, and where they see the future.
Host: David Hunt
Producers: David Hunt and Simon Barnett (https://etainment.com.au/)
Director: Tim Barnett
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