‘Vapour Study III’ was included in Jon Cattapan’s 2019 exhibition, ‘The Ghosts of Analogue’, a showcase of Jon’s recent works, featuring a collection of his signature paintings as well as a series of newly developed 3D printed works. His stunning layered landscapes are detailed with constellations of dots and grid lines reminiscent of codes, maps and data. ‘The Ghosts of Analogue’ also features a series of monochromatic 3D prints that echo the grid-like clusters of people in his paintings, using a new technique invented specifically to produce this series.
Jon Cattapan is an extensively exhibited visual artist who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. He first began exhibiting in 1979 and his works deal primarily with ways of representing urban topographies and narratives. He is known for panoramic layered city vistas and figurative groupings and has a long held preoccupation for the way human beings negotiate territories. Within his paintings, drawings and prints we see influences of contemporary global culture and recent history that range from science fiction and film through to urban social debates.