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Dave Teer

Dave Teer

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Dave Teer studied at West Wollongong TAFE and was taught by Kevin Norton, Ivor Fabok and Elisabeth Cummings. Since 1998 he has been exhibiting in group and solo exhibitions throughout Australia.

In 2005 Dave was chosen as the recipient of the Art OMI International Artist Residency in New York, USA. In 2007 he had an exhibition at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre and in recent years has received private commissions to create large outdoor sculptures for many Sydney homes. Dave Teer is the first artist to be selected for the Enid Ng Artist Residency in Paris, 2010.

Dave is recognized for both his silver stainless steel works and his painted mild steel sculptures. These colorfully painted works are a visual joy. His use of suspension, movement and colour enable great breadth of expression.

Dave Teer has developed and mastered a strong sculptural language, which is unmistakably his own, confirming his place amongst a new generation of exceptional and significant sculptors in Australia.

"I am an intuitive maker. Often, the impetus for my work can be found simply in a line drawing a poem or a piece of music. The catalyst is always something that has struck a chord with me, something that has resonated through both my heart and my head at the same time, for whatever reason. I would like to think that I am a seeker of form; I only need that initial spark to begin".

The work itself can then take hold, come into its own, have its own life. For me it's not about a preconceived idea, each work is about discovery, a journey. Like all journeys, it has its unexpected twists and turns, providing me with both highs and lows, culminating on the whole, in a worthwhile and interesting experience. Each work is a learning event that ultimately leads me to the unexplored territory of new work.

Dave Teer