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Backwoods Gallery exhibit work by artists who have a background in street art and illustration, and provide a space for artists to present their work, on their own terms, without limitations.

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Equilibrium by Senekt

  • Backwoods Gallery 25 Easey Street Collingwood, VIC, 3066 Australia (map)

Exhibition Essay

Harmony rings within the chaos of society. As life’s ups and downs cancel each other out, a sense of balance can be found. Wrestling with positive and negative forces, Senekt’s solo exhibition explores the impacts and outcomes of life’s fluctuating experiences. With artworks fuelled by emotion, Senekts surreal style is highlighted by the mood, colour, and balance of each piece. 

Senekt portrays the dissemblance of his own reality through hyper-realistic drawings flooded with color and surreal dimensions. The Japanese painter from Kyoto has been based out of Melbourne, Australia since 2013. Inspired by friendships, photographs, disjointed memories, everyday experiences, and daily occurrences, Senekt found balance through creation. His figurative, yet abstract style confront the nature of instinct as Senekt aims to not only deconstruct the human physicality, but also its psyche.

Fuelled by love/hate, good/evil, and ever-present mindfulness, Senekt's large suspended installation portrays his unique perspective on equilibrium in society.



Senekt is a Japanese painter from Kyoto who has been based out of Melbourne, Australia since 2013. His figurative paintings of human limbs and eyes adorn walls citywide.

Through his abstract works, Senekt aims to not only deconstruct the human physicality but also its psyche - exploring the meeting of the conscious and unconscious, existence and non-existence and the nature of instinctively.

Earlier Event: August 4
Self Loathing by Mic Porter
Later Event: September 15
Mirror Stage by Kim Hyunji