by Xavier Toby in New Art on Monday 27 April 2009

Painter Dan Sibley appropriates the Aboriginal technique of dot painting for his contemporary creations of idyllic luxury hotels and homes on fire, particularly resonant considering recent events in Victoria. The use of dots gives his work a computer generated bent, while the bright colors are reminiscent of the pop culture art of the 60s and 70s, and the absence of people in his idyllic images lends them an eerie, almost artificial feel.