From the White House to the Vatican, to the collections of Presidents and Kings.
Sydney-based artist Charles Billich is one of the most prominent living Australian painters. In a career spanning some forty years, he has exhibited at some of the world’s best venues and has been an honoured guest and resident artist on many occasions. From the Vatican Museum to the White House, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne to His Majesty King George V Tupou Palace in Tonga, the Red Cross Museum in Geneva to numerous university, government, corporate and private collections, Charles Billich has an eclectic and ubiquitous following.
“There is a touch of irony in what I paint as there is in all contemporary surreal art, my lingua franca for articulating the vast gamma of emotions and impulses inherent to mystic creations” Charles Billich.
A B O U T T I M E . . .
Isn't it fun musing about arresting time, manipulating time, driving time machines?
Yet the concept of time is hardly ever artistically expressed and integrated with the chronological realities of the everyday. I have Father Time on side, my pace being in tune with His indifference towards the frenetic, the impatient and the hyperactive!
I hope, however, that Father Time will appreciate my horologic tributes to Him and grant me at least as much time as He gives to a Galapagos turtle!