Merrick Belyea // Collective Conversations 2020
Merrick Belyea discusses his work during the exhibition, 'Even in Arcadia, There Am I' with Andre Lipscombe. Recorded on 3 October 2020 at Art Collective WA, Perth.
Merrick Belyea's paintings reflect on environmental concerns and mankind’s curious appetite for destruction. Paring back the veneer of previously prepared paint layers reveals the detritus of process and the fragility of surface. The resultant muted tones uncover a fading memory of Arcadia and the abandonment of utopian ideals.