Philip Wolfhagen

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‘Alpine Transect’, 2015, oil & beeswax on linen, 91 x 300 cm, (Wynne Prize entry)

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1963
Born in Tasmania

1987
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Centre for the Arts, the University of Tasmania, Hobart

1990
Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

1990-1995
Lived and worked in Sydney

Currently
lives and works in Tasmania

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015
Tracks and Traverses, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
Other Worlds, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

2014
Landscape Reinventions, Melbourne Art Fair, with Bett Gallery, Hobart

2013
Propositions, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
Illumination; the art of Philip Wolfhagen, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW
Illumination; the art of Philip Wolfhagen, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart
Illumination; the art of Philip Wolfhagen, Drill Hall Gallery ANU, Canberra
Illumination; the art of Philip Wolfhagen, Cairns Regional Gallery, QLD
Illumination; the art of Philip Wolfhagen, Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW
Illumination; the art of Philip Wolfhagen, Hamilton Art Gallery, VIC
A Procession of Shadows
, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2012
The Indelible Blue Line, Bett Gallery, Hobart
A Procession of Shadows, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2011
Four Exaltations, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2010
The Extended Journey, Bett Gallery Hobart
A Painter’s Landscape, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

2009
Journey to the Source, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
Out of The Garden, Philip Bacon Gallery, Brisbane

2007
Vapour Trails, The Australian Embassy in Washington DC, USA
New Deliriums, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

2006
Luminary Traces, Bett Gallery Hobart, Hobart
Night Visions, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

2005
Night Beacons, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

2004
The Inner Edge, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
The Inner Edge, Academy Gallery, Academy of the Arts, School of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston
Noctiluca, Bett Gallery Hobart, Hobart
Archipelago, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Inveresk, Launceston

2003
Archipelago, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Inveresk, Launceston
Shifting light, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

2002
High ground, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

2001
Winter Journeys, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

2000
Converging planes, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
Liawenee Exploration, Bett Gallery Hobart

1999
Cross Sections, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1998
Surface Tension, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

1997
Six Level Seas and Four Recollections, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart
Plateaux, Chapman Gallery, Canberra

1996
Illuminations, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

1995
Vanishing Points, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart

1994
Passages, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

1993
Elevations
, Devonport Gallery and Arts Centre, Devonport, Tasmania; Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart

1992
Illusory Fields, Series 2, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart

1991
Illusory Fields, Syme Dodson Gallery, Sydney

1990
The Stages of a Delirium, Syme Dodson Gallery, Sydney
The Path of Least Resistance, Salamanca Place Gallery, Hobart

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
When the Ocean Turns to Dust, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

2014
The Skullbone Experiment: A Paradigm of Art and Nature, QVMAG, Launceston
The Skullbone Experiment: A Paradigm of Art and Nature, COFA Galleries, Sydney
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin
Tasmania Landscape, Academy Gallery, SVPA, Launceston
Sublime Point: Landscape in Painting, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
40 Years, 40 Paintings, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2013
Nah Und Fern – Landscape Painting in the 21st Century, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
Australia, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Poets & Painters 2013, Bett Gallery Hobart
Tasmania Today, Academy Gallery, SVPA, Launceston

2012
Hits & Memories: 10 years at the Academy Gallery, Academy Gallery, Launceston
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

2011
Curious Colony: A twenty first century Wunderkammer, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
New Romantics, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria
25 Years – An Unfolding Journey, Bett Gallery Hobart
Basic Instinct, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
Indelible, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
C20 – 100 years of Australian art from the TMAG collection, TMAG, Hobart
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

2010
Curious Colony: A twenty first century Wunderkammer, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
What Surrounds Me, Dominik Merch Gallery, Sydney
In Partnership, Academy Gallery, School of Visual & Performing Arts, Launceston, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport

2009
Four Tasmanian Painters: Burns, Keeling, Wastell, Wolfhagen, Holmes à Court Gallery, Perth, WA in association with Bett Gallery Hobart
New Gallery Artists, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

2008
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Time and Place: Selected works from the TarraWarra Museum of Art collection, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
The Green Zone, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania
Contemporaneous; Australian Contemporary Painting 1, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery, Wangaratta, Victoria

2007
Wonderful World, The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

2006/07
From an Island South, Asia Link Touring Exhibition; Lahore, Pakistan; Kuala Lumpur; Bangkok

2006
Australia and Constable
, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Senses of Place: Art in Tasmania, 1970-2005, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart

2006
Salon,
Bett Gallery Hobart

2005
Rhapsody 21C: Tasmanian Contemporary Art, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania

2004–05
Great Escapes , Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW

2004
Frank Saxby Acquisitions
, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, NSW
Tidal, Devonport Regional Gallery, TAS

2003
Depth of Field, Shepparton Art Gallery, VIC
Depth of Field, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
Painting Tasmanian Landscape, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart

2002
Extreme Landscapes, Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney (with Philip Hughes)

2001
Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney (first prize)
Five Painters, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
Aspects of Tasmanian Art, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Inveresk, Launceston
Between Phenomena: The Panorama in Tasmania, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
Poets and Painters, Bett Gallery Hobart

2000
Through the Landscape, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston
Uncommon World: Aspects of Contemporary Australian Art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

1999
Distance, Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney

1998
Redlands Westpac Art Prize
, Sydney
Contemporary Australian Art from the Tamar Collection, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston
Leading the Way: 1997–98 Acquisitions Exhibition, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW

1997
Australian Perspecta: Between Art and Nature, Temple of Earth Memories, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Moët & Chandon Touring Exhibition, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; national tour
ANON, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
Site and Sensibility: A Selection from the Artbank Collection, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
The Horizon Line, King Street Gallery, Sydney

1996–98
Flagging the Republic, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney; regional gallery tour

1996
Moët & Chandon Touring Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; national tour
Brushing the Dark: Recent Art from Tasmania, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart; Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville, QLD; Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney; Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide; Lawrence Wilson Gallery, Perth; Brisbane Civic Gallery & Arts Centre, Brisbane; Burnie Regional Gallery, TAS; Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston

1995-96
Blundstone Contemporary Art Award, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston; Penrith Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Waverley City Gallery, Melbourne

1995
The Artist’s Garden, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Windows on Australia I, Australian Embassy, Tokyo
Figure/Ground, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart
Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Storehouse, Long Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart
Hidden Treasures; Art in Corporate Collections, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Group Show, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

1994
Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Rommix, ROM Gallery, Sydney

1992
Festival of Fisher’s Ghost Award, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW (first prize)
Seven, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

1991
Microcosm, Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney

1989
The October Show, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston
Genius Loci: Spirit of Place, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart; RMIT, Melbourne

1988
Thinly Veiled Threats, Chameleon Contemporary Art Space, Hobart
12th International Print Biennale, Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych, Cracow, Poland
Fragments of False Houses, Pomeroy Purdy Gallery, London

 

 

Artbank
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria
Burnie Regional Art Gallery, TAS
Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW
Castlemaine Art Gallery, Victoria
Devonport Regional Gallery, TAS
Hamilton Art Gallery, VIC
Macquarie Bank, Sydney, Melbourne, London
Muzeum Narodowe W Warsawie, Poland
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW
New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS
Sydney Grammar School, Sydney
TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
The Australian Club, Sydney
The Adelaide Club, Adelaide, SA
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart
University of Tasmania, Hobart
University of Technology, Sydney
Private Collections Australia, New Zealand, Japan, UK, Canada and USA

 

2010
Commissioned work for the Newcastle Chest, Newcastle Region Art Gallery

2007
Winner, Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW

2001
Winner, Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Sydney, NSW Awarded the Centenary Medal, for contribution made to the Arts

1998
Commonwealth Law Courts, Melbourne, VIC

1997
Royal Women’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW

1996
Illuminations, Australia Council, VACB Project Grant

1995
Sydney Grammar School Fellowship in Art, Sydney, NSW

1993
Elevations, Australia Council, VACB Project Grant

1990
Art for Public Buildings Scheme, Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board, Hobart Project for Murray High School, Unknown Landscapes, Queenstown, TAS

2015
Herring, F. ‘Landscape of Memory’, Australia Coast to Coast: Country Style, March 2015, pp. 20-25

2013
Winton, T., ‘The Island seen and felt: some thoughts about landscape, Illumination: the art of Philip Wolfhagen, publication, Newcastle Art Gallery
Clark, J., ‘Painting memory’, Illumination: the art of Philip Wolfhagen, publication, Newcastle Art Gallery,
Judd, C., ‘Tasmania enhanced’, Illumination: the art of Philip Wolfhagen. publication, Newcastle Art Gallery
Johnson, S., ‘Studio as Sanctuary’, Illumination: the art of Philip Wolfhagen, publication, Newcastle Art Gallery
Steward, J., ‘Philip Wolfhagen: full circle’, Illumination: the art of Philip Wolfhagen, publication, Newcastle Art Gallery
Wright, W., ‘The Matter of Painting’, Illumination: the art of Philip Wolfhagen, publication, Newcastle Art Gallery
McDonald, J., ‘Head in the Clouds’, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, July 13-14, 2013

2012
Clegg, H., 101 Contemporary Artists, National Gallery of Victoria

2010
Hansen, D., ‘Curious Colony: a twenty first century Wunderkammer’, Art Monthly Australia, #233 Sept., pp.5-8, 2010
Slade, L., ‘Curiouser and Curiouser’, Curious Colony: A twenty first century Wunderkammer, exhibition catalogue, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, New South Wales
Christopher Allen, ‘The Big Picture’, The Weekend Australian, May 1-2, 2010
Miriam Kelly, Philip Wolfhagen Autumn equinox; the loss of the sun, Artonview, Issue 61 Autumn 2010, National Gallery of Australia

2008
Peter Timms, Gatecrashing the sublime, Artlink Vol 28 No 2, 2008

2007
John McDonald, Studio: Australian Painters on the Nature of Creativity, R. Ian Lloyd Productions. 2007

2006
Laura Murray Cree (ed.), Twenty: Sherman Galleries 1986-2006, Craftsman House,
Melbourne, 2006
Anne Gray. ‘Australia and Constable’, catalogue essay, Constable: Impressions of Land Sea and Sky, NGA, March 2006

2005
Peter Timms, Philip Wolfhagen (a Tasmanian Monograph presented through Arts Tasmania), Craftsman House, Melbourne 2005
Malcolm Bywaters, Rhapsody 21C: Tasmanian Contemporary Art, exhibition catalogue, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, 2 – 27 May 2005
Gillian Serisier, ‘The art of collectives’, Australian Art Market Report, no. 14, December 2004 – February 2005, pp. 30–32

2004
‘Philip Wolfhagen’, Artlink, vol. 24, no. 3, 2004, p. 93
Terry Ingram, ‘Feeding feeding at show’, Saleroom, Australian Financial Review, 12 August 2004, p. 20
David Hansen, ‘Philip Wolfhagen’, Art & Australia , vol. 42, no.1, spring 2004, pp. 90–95
Maria Rae, ‘Gallery director in love with history’, Examiner News, 12 June 2004
Philip Wolfhagen, Noctiluca, artist’s statement, Bett Gallery Hobart, May–June 2004

2003
Laura Murray Cree, ‘Beauty and hidden agendas’, State of the Arts, July–September 2003, pp. 80–82
Susan McCulloch, ‘An earthy masterpiece’, Weekend Australian, 19–20 April 2003
Bridget Arkless, Philip Wolfhagen: Archipelago, exhibition catalogue, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Inveresk, February 2003

2002
Benjamin Genocchio, ‘Residues of space’, Weekend Australian, 29–30 June 2002

2001
Michael Hutak, ‘Australia’s 50 Most Collectable Artists’, Australian Art Collector, issue 15, 2001
Dinah Dysart & Jackie Dunn, Artbank: Australian Art in Public Places, Artbank, 2001
Robert Nelson, ‘The “death of painting” a little premature’, Age, 22 September 2001
Peter Clarke, ‘Picture perfect’, Country Style, June 2001
Georgia Warner, ‘Critics put Tassie artist in elite club’, Mercury, 16 January 2001

2000
Deborah Hart, ‘Uncommon world’, artonview, issue 23, spring 2000
Bruce Roberts, ‘A fish-like boat in a water-like landscape’, Island magazine, winter 2000

 

2015
‘Alpine Transect’, 2015, oil & beeswax on linen, 91 x 300 cm, (Wynne Prize entry)<br />
'Little World No. 11’, 2015, oil & beeswax on linen, 96 x 103 cm
‘Little World No. 12’, 2015, oil & beeswax on linen, 96 x 103 cm
'Little World No. 13’, 2015, oil & beeswax on linen, 96 x 103 cm,
‘Little World No. 10’, 2015, oil & beeswax on linen, 96 x 103 cm<br />
‘The Obstructed Path’, 2015, oil & beeswax on linen, 96 x 346 cm overall with 6cm spacing Triptych, 3 panels (96 x 103 cm; 96 x 128 cm; 96 x 103 cm)<br />
‘The Ascending Path’, 2015, oil & beeswax on linen, 96 x 346 cm overall with 6cm spacing Triptych, 3 panels (96 x 103 cm; 96 x 128 cm; 96 x 103 cm)<br />
‘Three Part Invention‘, 2015, oil & beeswax on linen, 46 x 170 cm overall with 5cm spacing Triptych, 3 panels (46 x 49cm; 46 x 62cm; 46 x 49cm)<br />
‘Traverse no.1 (convex)’, 2015, oil & beeswax on linen, 76 x 250 cm
‘Traverse no.2 (concave)’, 2015, oil & beeswax on linen, 76 x 250 cm
‘Skullbone invention no. 22‘, 2014, oil on plywood, 30 x 32cm
‘Skullbone invention no. 21’, 2014, oil on plywood, 30 x 32cm
‘Landscape reinvention no. 5’, 2014, oil on board, 46 x 49cm
2014
'Landscape Genotype No. 1', 2014, oil on linen, 46 x 49 cm
2013
‘Small Proposition no.1’, 2013, oil and beeswax on linen, 3 panels (62 x 46 cm each panel), 62 x 168 cm overall with 15 cm spacing
‘Small Proposition no.2’, 2013, oil and beeswax on linen, 3 panels (62 x 46 cm each panel), 62 x 168 cm overall with 15 cm spacing
‘First Proposition: chromatic scheme for autumn twilight’, 2013, oil and beeswax on linen, 5 panels, 151 x 334 cm overall, with 12.5 cm spacing (2 panels 46 cm wide, 2 panels 56 cm wide, 1 panel 80 cm wide)
‘Second Proposition: chromatic scheme for autumn twilight’, 2013, oil and beeswax on linen, 5 panels; 151 x 320 cm overall, with 12.5 cm spacing (2 panels 46 cm wide, 2 panels 56 cm wide, 1 panel 66 cm wide)
‘Third Proposition: Triptych’, 2013, oil and beeswax on linen, 3 panels (128 x 96 cm each panel), 128 x 348 cm overall with 30 cm spacing
‘Eighth Exaltation’, 2013, oil and beeswax on linen, 200 x 214 cm
‘Ninth Exaltation’, 2013, oil and beeswax on linen, 200 x 214 cm
‘The second 5 days of April’, 2013, oil and beeswax on linen, <br />
62 x 131cm, (5 panels, 5cm spaces)
2011
‘First Exaltation’, 2011, oil and beeswax on linen, 200 x 214cm
‘Second Exaltation’, 2011, oil and beeswax on linen, 200 x 214cm
‘Fourth Exaltation’, 2011, oil and beeswax on linen, 200 x 214cm
‘Fifth Exaltation’, 2011, oil and beeswax on linen, 200 x 214cm
‘A Lyrical Cloudscape’, 2011, oil and beeswax on linen, 120 x 129 cm
‘Preparation for Second Exaltation’, 2011, oil and beeswax on linen, 120 x 129 cm
‘Preparation for Third Exaltation’, 2011, oil and beeswax on linen, 120 x 129 cm
‘Small Exaltation no. 1’, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm
‘Small Exaltation no. 2’, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm
‘Small Exaltation no. 3’, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm
‘Small Exaltation no. 4’, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm
‘Small Exaltation no. 5’, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm
‘Small Exaltation no. 6’, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm
‘Small Exaltation no. 7’, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm
‘Small Exaltation no. 8’, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm
Exhibition Shot 1, Philip Wolfhagen, 'Four Exaltations', October 2011
Exhibition Shot 2, Philip Wolfhagen, 'Four Exaltations', October 2011
Exhibition Shot 3, Philip Wolfhagen, 'Four Exaltations' exhibition, October 2011
Exhibition Shot 4, Philip Wolfhagen 'Four Exaltations' exhibition, October 2011
Exhibition shot 5, Philip Wolfhagen 'Four Exaltations' exhibition, October 2011
'A View to the Past', 2011, oil & beeswax on linen, 200 x 214cm, AGNSW WYNNE PRIZE finalist 2011
'A Painter's landscape VI', 2010, oil & beeswax on linen, 118 x 96cm
2009
‘Journey to the Source I’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 200 x 214cm
‘Journey to the Source II’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 200 x 214cm
‘Journey to the Source III’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 200 x 160cm
‘Journey to the Source IV’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 200 x 160cm
‘Light study no. 3’, 2008 oil & beeswax on linen, 46 x 49cm
‘Light study no. 4’, 2008 oil & beeswax on linen, 46 x 49cm
‘Light study no. 5’, 2008 oil & beeswax on linen, 46 x 49cm
‘Pastorale: journey’s beginning’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 119 x 96cm
‘Nocturne: journey’s ending’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 119 x 96cm
‘Past the dead wattle no. 1’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 46 x 49cm
‘Past the dead wattle no. 2’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 46 x 49cm
‘Through the blackwoods no. 1’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 57 x 46cm
‘Through the blackwoods no. 2’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 57 x 46cm
study for 'The Journey' no. 1, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 57 x 46cm
study for 'The Journey' no 2, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 57 x 46 cm
study for 'The journey' no. 4, 2009, oil on beeswax on linen, 57 x 46 cm
study for 'The Journey' no. 5, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 57 x 46 cm
study for 'The Journey' no. 6, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 57 x 46 cm
'Autuum Equinox', 2009,Oil and beeswax on canvas
New Delirium, 2007, 200 x 215, Oil and beeswax on canvas
'Out of the Garden III', 2009, oil and beeswax on canvas
Southern Vista III, 2008. 96 x 116cm, Oil and beeswax on canvas
'Approaching Snow; Vale of Belvoir', 2009, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm. <br />
Proceeds from this work go to the Tasmanian Land Conservancy Fund raiser for the conserving and managing the Vale of Belvoir.
2002
'Bass Strait study No. 5’, 2002, oil and beeswax on linen, 96 x101 cm