2009

These are romantic works, which unlike pure abstract paintings are layered with secondary meanings. Dunlop intuitively understands the sfumato effect invented by Da Vinci, tones and colours are blended so closely that there is very little discernible transition. The outcome is a very enticing surface.” Jeff Makin, 2009

“The paintings are intensely layered in colour, and light and dark as they are in conceptual meaning. Dunlop demonstrates his command of oil paint in an exhibition consisting of an immense body of work that occupies every corner of the gallery. Less is Morte is a dazzling show of truly beautiful paintings that hang well in the gallery space. Despite the volume of work and its sheer intensity it manages to be neither overbearing nor over-dramatic.”E. Kirsopp, Melbourne Art Review, 2009