DOUG BARTLETT is a collaboration between artists Nick Morris and Dave Bowers. Working out of Torquay, Victoria, they produce wildly coloured neo pop art. The process is raw, free and unplanned. They slap down slabs of colour and layer images at random. Much of the initial work doesn’t survive because the rule is: ‘paint over anything, and the other one can’t protest’. Whole vistas appear and disappear. Hours of work are swept away with one sweep of a brush. This process of creation and elimination continues until they agree the painting is finished. The canvases are a free-flowing exchange of random images and themes using stencils, spray paint, silkscreen, acrylic, oil stick and collage. The raw material is gleaned from popular culture, including quotes from spam, advertising and gossip magazines. This balance of chaos and control, this sparky tension when two styles meet, explains Doug Bartlett’s irresistible appeal. EXHIBITIONS. 2010 January; UFO GALLERY. Hong Kong. 2009 October; ART SYDNEY. September; GLOBAL BOOM. Retrospect gallery Byron Bay . April; ART MELBOURNE. March; FREE RADICALS. Greenwood Gallery Melbourne February; BULLET PROOF. Harrison Gallery Sydney January; COOPER GALLERY. Noosa Heads 2008 December; TIGERFISH GALLERY. Torquay November; SPRING ST GALLERY. Sydney October; ART SYDNEY. August; YERING STATION. Victoria June; HARRISON GALLERY. Sydney May; ART BRISBANE. April; ART MELBOURNE GREENWOOD GALLERY LORNE. March; GAFFER GALLERY HONG KONG. HOGAN GALLERY. Melbourne January; SPACEJUNK GALLERY. France 2007 December; BRUNSWICK ST GALLERY. October; ART SYDNEY. Doug Bartlett Stand CV. September; TIGER FISH GALLERY. Torquay August; HO GALLERY. May; FRESH GALLERY. April; ART MELBOURNE. 2006 July; SEMI PERMANENT GROUP SHOW. (CHINA HEIGHTS. Sydney) (THE BAKERY. Perth) (REVOLVER. Melbourne) APRIL; WHITEWASH GROUP SHOW. Torquay. MEDIA 2009 Q MAGAZINE. Issue 56. April 2009 SURFERS JOURNAL. France February / March 2009. 2008 SPACEJUNK MAGAZINE. France 2007-2008 NEWS HOUR. ABC television. Aust. Asia. India and Pacific. April 2008. JET STAR. in flight Magazine. 2008. AG ideas Book. Melbourne. 2008. OYSTER MAGAZINE. Sydney. Issue 75. 2008 THE RED FLAG / USELESS MAGAZINE. Germany. 2008 2007 WATIM. (We are the image makers). On line magazine. Issue 12. 2007. KINGBROWN MAGAZINE. Perth. Issue 2. 2007. 2006 DESKTOP MAGAZINE. Melbourne. Issue 223. 2006. (Cover) EMPTY MAGAZINE. Sydney. Issue 8. 2006. SEMI-PERMANENT BOOK. Sydney. 2006. 2005 MAVIOLOGY MAGAZINE. Istanbul. 2005. SEMI-PERMANENT BOOK. Sydney. 2005. SEMI-PERMANENT BOOK. New York. 2005.