Drawings reflect life
The Dragon From My Dreams is in our collection exhibition, Linear: lines on clay and paper, currently on display in the Loft Gallery.
All of Felix Tuszynski's drawings are distinguished by his use of lines which are used by the artist to reflect life.
As a holocaust survivor, his life has experienced the agonies of human cruelty as well as the joys and pleasures of human compassion and love. Felix was born in 1922 in Poland and migrated in 1950 to Australia.
Felix studied oil painting for three years with Donald Campbell in Melbourne.
However, he describes himself as mostly self taught, an expressionist painter and graphic miniaturist from a family with a long artistic tradition.
He has exhibited since 1960 and his work is held in national and international collections.
He uses metaphors and fantastic imagery that involve the motifs of beasts, animals, eyes and the human figure to reflect life.
Depictions of an ever-changing reality, regeneration, mutation and annihilation are used to express the artist's love and interpretation of the world.
They are also a means of therapy and survival for him which has produced the intense work seen in The Dragon from My Dreams.