Cameron Holmes

"Ghosts of the past", Cameron Holmes, acrylic - paintpen and oilstick on canvas, 92cm x 122cm

"Ghosts of the past", Cameron Holmes, acrylic - paintpen and oilstick on canvas, 92cm x 122cm

Cameron Holmes *1987 is a Melbourne, Australia based artist who was originally born in Toowoomba, Queensland.

Despite not having a traditional artistic background, Holmes always had a strong imagination and energy to create, without ever knowing or seeing any path to express it.

My interest in human behavior has always been a subject I have been fascinated in, and it was seeing artists who expressed these behaviors that sparked an interest in making art myself.
— Cameron Holmes

In his early twenties he explored the possibilities of art as an instrument of expression. He didn’t initially start creating art for any purpose other then just being in love with the process and shaping his own style. His vision was always to create art that serves as a reflection of the world we live in. Holmes’s provoking reflections of his own reality and societies are outstanding and instantly catch the viewer’s attention. His style is constantly evolving and his work relies heavily on symbols and depictions of real things while his main focus always remains the human figure.

His artworks evolve around a theme or an idea. This can result in an extremely layered piece or a very minimalistic painting. Whenever creating a new piece of work Holmes creates something that is both visually aesthetic and intellectually stimulating. His own human vulnerability is a constant form of inspiration for him. Therefore his work is sometimes autobiographical and reflects his own thoughts.

Holmes is a contemporary artist, representing the present, while also respecting and learning from the past masters that inspired generations before.

My artwork explores the fragility of the human condition through a social, political and psychological context. I believe all art is re-creating the beauty of nature, and human beings are both conflicting in our beauty and destructive natures.
— Cameron Holmes

Greis & Schiefer is proud to present a selection of his most outstanding artworks.


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