These works feature my own version of camouflage and pay homage to traditional Kamilaroi shields and diamond geometric forms that were used in the past.
Camouflage exploits the vulnerability of visual perception and its subjective relationship with meaning. It usually attempts to render the visible invisible by disorienting our eyes and employing the art of disguise. The work plays with layers of patterning, colour blending and contrasting areas of intensity and flatness in order to turn the traditional role of camouflage on its head. My use of camouflage aims to amplify, rather than conceal my identity, and to stake my claim to a luminous, commanding form of cultural visibility.

Reko Rennie
SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY 2018 with Kronenberg Mais Wright Artists Projects