Yannick Blattner exhibited new work for his solo exhibition It’s all Gone Shane Warne: 708 Wickets in One Hour accompanied by a written essay by Lisa Bryan-Brown: Simultaneous dichotomies in the work of Yannick Blattner.
Yannick Blattner’s practice is primarily concerned with the constructs surrounding the Australian male identity. His work dissects the notion of hegemonic masculinity through the exploration of social sub-cultures, popular culture and screen culture. The re-contextualization of symbols and images is central to his work, which has undertones of humour, mockery and satire. His work appropriates recognisable objects, images and symbols. These points of investigation are explored through painting, drawing, video, installation and performance.
Yannick Blattner is an emerging artist currently based in Brisbane. Blattner was awarded the inaugural Hild Chenhall Scholarship for Painting (2012) and was nominated (by Positive Partnerships) for the Australian Art Council – Young and Emerging Artist of the Year (2011). He has exhibited his work widely throughout Australia and Internationally. Blattner’s work has been exhibited within several solo exhibitions including: ‘Never Odd or Even’ by Current Projects in the Ryan Renshaw Windowbox (2013) and ‘Point to Point’, Love Love Studios (2012). Yannick’s work is included in various private collections throughout Australia.