Tony Windberg. A Painter in the Woods
Documentary Short | 22 minutes 28 seconds | Australia
SHOWTIME: 6:10PM – (All times are subject to change)
In the midst of a vast Eucalyptus forest that lies deep in the heart of the great southern region of Western Australia, sits a cottage filled with test tubes, material samples, drafts, notes, indexed color samples and canvasses reflecting their surroundings: the trees.
Simply calling Tony Windberg a Landscape Artist falls short of the true essence of his work. Charcoals of burnt trees, the bark and resin of various Eucalyptus trees and the soil in which they grow and die are all transformed into materials for his works of art in long, well documented procesess of experimentation.
In addition to natural materials, Windberg utilises vinyl flooring, its varnish mimicking wood, onto which he applies a unique method of engraving complex patterns of lines to represent the impact of the timber industry on old growth forrests and the trail left behind by logging.
Windberg‘s artwork, just as the materials that his art is made of and with, swings between untouched nature and human altered landscapes. At the center of his work is the tree, which is depicted in a way that represents the unease of the altered Australian landscape yet is delivered in a highly aesthetic manner that seduces the beholder at first glance with all of nature’s beauty.
Windberg’s vast application of styles and multi-award winning artwork is displayed widely across numerous corporate, public and private collections within Australia. He lives and works in Northcliffe, Western Australia
Thomas Schumacher Are You Happy?
Before I met Tony Windberg for the first time years ago I was immersed in the beauty and grace of the Southern West Australian Eucalyptus forests and I kept visiting this area and Tony’s art on all my trips to Down Under ever since. With “Painter in the Woods” I tried to capture Tony’s lovely kindness and the stunning beauty and cleverness of his art alongside the majestic nature, in which and out of its materials the artist creates his art.