When Art Imitates Street Art

  • One of street artist Rone’s “Jane Doe’s” pastes is featured in this work ‘Under the Arts Centre‘ by Melbourne -based artist Eolo Paul Bottoro!

Eolo Paul Bottaro’s artistic career spans over 20 years of creative practice. Bottaro operates within the genre of contemporary realism. Yet despite the finely executed and detailed naturalism that defines his style, his work resides outside of a popular photo-realist genre. His fascination with the formal elements of printmaking, painting and craftsmanship, are coupled with an exuberant imagination often found in his work.

Bottaro has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts and an extensive resume. He has been a finalist at the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Award, the Rick Amor Print Award (both in 2015), a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize (2013) a finalist in the the Banyule Works on Paper Prize (2013) Fleurieu Art Prize (2013) the Geelong Acquisitive Print Award (2013, Acquired) Muswellbrook Art Prize finalist (2013) the AME Bale Art Prize (2012) Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the National Works of Paper Prize at the Mornington Regional Gallery (2012) Winner of the Nillumbik Art Prize 2012, a finalist in the Prometheus Art Prize (2011) a finalist in the Rick Amor Small Drawing Prize (2010) and a finalist in the Archibald Prize in 2008, among many others.

  • His work is held in public and private collections including the National Museum, Canberra; the Geelong Art Gallery, the City of Darebin Art Collection; the Victorian College of the Arts Collection and various private collections nationally.

From ‘Under the Arts Centre‘ to works on the walls, Bottaro’s art adorns treasured halls.

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