Pencil sketches of the aussie national animal has been popping all around southern Australia for a while now. Recently at the famous South Australian Museum where a public curation of the best potrait of kangaroos took place . Poise , vibrant and concise , the artwork captures wild kangaroos in unique poses. The creator artist Micheal Chorney is a Australian of Ukrainian heritage based in Adelaide.
And, his present exhibition is the combination of an intimate study of character of the Australian Kangaroo consisting of numerous drawings from 2014 and ongoing. In this series,he concentrates on an up close and personal understanding of the nature of Australian Kangaroos and captures the essence of their unique characters in an expressive highly energetic manner in black on white drawings on frame stretched paper.
Graduated from the ‘South Australian School of Art’ in 1976 majoring in fine art painting , Micheal worked in theatrical set construction which then led to many years in the film industry as a Scenic Artist / Set designer on various productions such as “Mad Max 3”, “Gallipolis”, “Fortress”, “The Year of Living Dangerously”, “Street fighter”. My career in the industry peaked in 1994.
He presently run the design outfit ‘Chorney Studios’ which to this day has the core activity of Design and Construction of water features, sculpture and paintings for private and corporate collectors.
In 1974 I graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art Painting from the South Australian School of Art.