The Dagger, 2007
oil on canvas
30 x 25cm
signed and dated verso
Exhibited: Linden Postcard Show, 2nd Feb-8th Mar 2008, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
0419 540 162$350
Oleh Witer studied fine art at Prahran College of Advanced Education. He is a still life painter who draws his subject matter both from nature and from man-made objects. He uses various process devices and pictorial elements to create evocative oil paintings which explore the divide between narrative and descriptive, representational and abstract. His work displays great attention to detail, both in the rendering of the subject and to the way the subject is lit.
Oleh won the painting category at the 2007 Churchie Emerging Art Prize and the Peoples Choice Award at The 2007 Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize. He was a finalist in the 2007 and 2009 Sulman Prize.