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Matthys Gerber

b. 1956

Matthÿs Gerber was born in the Netherlands, and has lived in Australia since 1972. Investigating the modes of representation used throughout the history of European painting up to the present day, he ranges from representational landscapes to abstract images and installations and from photorealism to geometric abstraction as he 'seeks out the failings of images' and superimposes contradictory painting techniques. Gerber has worked in the Sydney University Power Studio in Paris, and in The Hague under the Samstag Scholarship. He is a senior lecturer at the Sydney College of the Arts and exhibits regularly in Australia and overseas. His remarkably diverse works are held by the National Gallery, the state galleries of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, and numerous regional, corporate and university collections.

Updated 2018