Depicting the car wreck in the landscape, Hance explores the periphery of Darwin and investigates the concepts of the marginal and the abject. Working on the outskirts of Darwin at Leanyer Swamp, his paintings critique societies’ use or misuse of wasteland and un-occupied space. Influenced by Fred Williams, he represents these saline wasteland areas, that have resisted suburban development, with flat slabs of colour and tones. Adopting Australian Gothic techniques, Hance creates a scatological appearance in his paintings that relate to the decomposing and rusty subjects.
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