Visual Arts Exhibition

Abstract Archetypes Exhibition by Callum Watson and Liam San Jose

Callum Watson Coma 2022

Liam San Jose explores mythical creatures and psychosis, while Callum Watson's abstract artwork harnesses the therapeutic effects of making and the creative development of the subconscious. This dynamic exhibition of painting and drawing runs in conjunction with Mental Health Week.

About Callum Watson

Callum Watson's artistic practice is centred around the therapeutic effects of artistic creation and the exploration of the subconscious. As a multidisciplinary artist, Watson engages with various mediums to manifest his ideas. His works serve as a catalyst for personal growth as he delves into the realm of the subconscious, seeking to resolve abstract thoughts and ideas. Through this process, his art takes on new meanings, offering insights and revelations not only for himself but also for the viewers who engage with his creations. Watson's art becomes a transformative experience, as it encourages introspection and invites viewers to tap into their own subconscious realms, fostering personal connections and opening up new avenues of understanding.

About Liam San Jose

Liam San Jose's artistic journey is rooted in personal experience and a profound exploration of the mind. As a self-taught artist, he discovered his creative passion after experiencing his first episode of psychosis. His artwork serves as a testament to the extraordinary world he witnessed during these episodes, where hallucinations brought forth captivating visions of people, animals, and mythical creatures. Drawing inspiration from his experiences, San Jose's style combines elements of Japanese, Indigenous, and folk art, imbuing his creations with a primitive allure and a touch of psychedelic design. Through his art, he invites viewers into a realm of fantasy, where the boundaries between reality and imagination blur, urging us to contemplate the power of the mind and the beauty that lies within the depths of our own psyches.

Image: Callum Watson, Coma, Soft Pastel on Paper, 2022

Date and time
Friday 1 September 2023 (all day)
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Location

Bowery Theatre & Gallery, 33 Princess Street, St Albans, Melbourne, 3021, Victoria, Australia

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Entry cost

No charge, drop-in during business hours

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