Danish Quapoor works primarily in a distinctive illustrative and flat-colour style in which organic, geometric and stylised forms float amidst sparse compositions. Recent works have also begun to fluidly shift these forms (and indeed the form of the works themselves) from figurative to abstract realms. This aesthetic (along with Quapoor’s use of personal iconographies, wordplay and humour) often purposefully belies his underlying narratives to enable multiple readings and obfuscate details.
Danish Quapoor (born 1989, Ipswich) is a multidisciplinary artist currently based on Gurambilbarra Wulgurukaba and Bindal land (Townsville). Growing up relatively sheltered in rural and regional QLD, Quapoor immersed himself in the arts from an early age. Balancing this dichotomy has been a consistent thread in the artist’s life and work. He has completed numerous solo, group and collaborative exhibitions, commissions, studio residencies, workshops and murals, largely in south-east QLD and VIC, and more recently, north and far-north QLD. Quapoor held a solo exhibition at the Biennale of Australian Art (BOAA), Ballarat in 2018, and has illustrated more than 15 collections of African Children’s Stories (Dūcere Foundation). He holds a Master of Arts & Cultural Management (Uni of Melbourne), a Bachelor of Creative Arts, Honours and a Bachelor of Visual Arts (with Distinction), both USQ. He has works held in public and private collections in Australia, the USA and Germany.
Rosemary Lakerink Award for Visual Arts (2009), University of Southern Queensland
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