Opening on Thursday June the 15th, Home@735 Invitational will feature a selection of small portraits. One of the works is by Melbourne artist Steve Cox.

UK based Melbourne painter and writer Steve Cox is best known for his psychologically penetrating images of young men; his work ranges from portraiture to narratives to what he describes as stream of consciousness landscapes. He writes art-related and queer-related articles and reviews for a number of publications. He studied painting at the Victorian College of the Arts from 1978 to 1980, where one of his main lecturers was Gareth Sansom. In 1983 he was awarded the Keith & Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship and subsequently spent eighteen months making work in London and Cairo. In 1983 he was included in the important survey of Australian art, Perspecta, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales 

Cox’s work is held in The National Gallery of Australia, The National Gallery of Victoria, The Ian Potter Foundation, Melbourne, The estate of Francis Bacon, London and The estate of Reggie Kray, London. His work has been featured in Nevill Drury’s New Art series of books, and in Sonia Payes’ Untitled, a book of photographic portraits of contemporary Australian artists.

Steve Cox, Study of a Man, 2002, oil on canvas.