Heaps Decent is an Australian based dynamic arts organisation working with young people & emerging artists from marginalised & disadvantaged communities, providing a means by which they can tell their story in their own way. Heaps Decent supports change, positive futures & the development of high quality Australian music with a unique identity.
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Amok​ ​Island​ ​

August 30, 2017

Amok​ ​Island​ ​(born​ ​Amsterdam,​ ​1983)​ ​is​ ​a​ ​multi-disciplinary​ ​artist​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Netherlands,​ ​based​ ​in North​ ​Fremantle,​ ​Western​ ​Australia​ ​and​ ​if​ ​he​ ​wasn’t​ ​an​ ​artist​ ​he​ ​would​ ​be​ ​a​ ​biologist.​ ​His​ ​work explores​ ​his​ ​lifelong​ ​fascination​ ​with​ ​nature​ ​and​ ​her​ ​relationships​ ​and​ ​history​ ​with​ ​mankind.​ ​An undercurrent​ ​of​ ​appreciation​ ​for,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​need​ ​to​ ​preserve​ ​nature,​ ​can​ ​be​ ​detected​ ​throughout his​ ​work.

Amok​ ​Island​ ​pursues​ ​a​ ​point​ ​of​ ​balance​ ​where​ ​minimal​ ​shape​ ​and​ ​colour​ ​remain​ ​capable​ ​of realistically​ ​representing​ ​a​ ​subject.​ ​To​ ​accomplish​ ​this,​ ​he​ ​renders​ ​his​ ​subjects​ ​to​ ​near​ ​bare minimum​ ​geometric​ ​elements​ ​of​ ​form,​ ​and​ ​places​ ​paramount​ ​importance​ ​on​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​a carefully​ ​considered​ ​colour​ ​palette.

Amok​ ​Island​ ​has​ ​created​ ​murals​ ​in​ ​over​ ​25​ ​countries​ ​worldwide​ ​and​ ​exhibited​ ​his​ ​work​ ​in Australia,​ ​the​ ​Netherlands​ ​and​ ​Japan

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