Cyber slave
Sold
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2018
19 x 23.5cm


And death will have no dominion 1
Sold
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2019
18 x 16cm


Gloaming with dam and treeline
Sold
oil on board, 2019
14.5 x 19cm


Station wagon with lights on
Sold
oil on paper, 2019
13 x 17.5cm


White sedan on the M1
Sold
oil on paper, 2019
13 x 19cm


Descending bend on the Golden Highway
Sold
oil on paper, 2019
16.5 x 19.5cm


Leadbeaters Possum
Sold
oil on paper, 2019
18 x 17.5cm


Ferry hill from the airport
Sold
oil on board, 2019
20 x 25cm


Light rain on Ferry Hill
Sold
oil and pastel on paper
28.5 x 36cm


Yellow cottage with bush and trunks
Sold
oil on paper, 2019
18 x 24.5cm


Robot potato eaters
Sold
oil on canvas, 2019
50.5 x 76cm


Farmland on the outskirts of Gore
Sold
house enamel and oil on canvas, 2019
40.5 x 51cm


Skeleton smelling a rose
Sold
house enamel and oil on canvas, 2019
50 x 50.5cm


Eyetree with mountains
Sold
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2017
14.5 x 22cm


Crowded House encore 2
Sold
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2017
27 x 19.25cm


Australian robot with bleeding bandaged eyes
Sold
house enamel and oil on board, 2019
51 x 40.5cm


Carbone with gums and koala
Sold
house enamel and oil on canvas, 2019
56 x 77cm


Gloaming with dam and treeline
Sold
oil on board , 2019
14.5 x 19cm


Truck skull
$440
Unframed, etching with aquatint, 2019
22.5 x 22cm


Eyes out
$275
Unframed, etching with aquatint, 2019
8 x 10cm


Two dams, two poles
$550
Unframed, etching with aquatint, 2019
25 x 33cm


Wattle grove, early evening 1963
Sold
oil on paper,
20.5 x 27.5cm


Grill
$440
Unframed, etching with aquatint, 2019
25 x 5.5cm


Backroad and poles near Morpeth
Sold
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2019
17.5 x 21.5cm


Descending bend on the Golden Highway near Merriwa
Sold
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2019
16.5 x 21cm


Vomiting maggot-infested intoxicated robot
$2,800
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2019
20.5 x 25cm


Intoxicated vomiting robot
Sold
charcoal, coloured pencil and glitter on
36.5 x 53cm


Yellow day with digital miscegenation, a robot priest...,
$5,000
charcoal, coloured pencil & glitter on paper, 2019
36 x 49.5cm


Australian robot with bleeding eyes
Sold
charcoal, coloured pencil & glitter on paper, 2019
50 x 36cm


Nightfall on Ferry Hill, Central Otago
$3,500
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2019
25 x 33.5cm


Wet afternoon on the Kingston road 2019
Sold
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2019
17 x 22cm


Waimmea highway near Gore
$550
Unframed, etching with aquatint, 2019
25 x 33.5cm


Moses robot 3 with burning bush
Sold
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2019
36.5 x 53cm


Bleeding maggot infested robot cruciform
$5,000
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2018
38 x 53cm


Robot Priest
$450
Unframed, etching with aquatint, 2018
16.5 x 26.5cm


Pink eared duck
$450
Unframed, etching with aquatint, 2018
16.5 x 21cm


Maggot infested robot Jesus bottle (electric model)
Sold
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2018
25 x 35cm


Solar powered robot ‘priest’ with captured Australian
Sold
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2018
27 x 33cm


House
$275
Unframed, etching with aquatint, 2018
8 x 10.5cm


Peach
$1,800
oil on paper, 2018
14 x 17cm


Zucchini
$1,800
oil on paper, 2018
14 x 16cm


Mushroom
$1,800
oil on paper, 2018
13 x 16cm


Banana
$2,200
oil on paper, 2018
14 x 20cm


Carrot
$2,200
oil on paper, 2018
12.5 x 19.5cm


Lemon
Sold
oil on paper, 2018
12 x 14cm


Aubergine
Reserved
oil on paper, 2018
14 x 18cm


Potato
$1,800
oil on paper, 2018
14 x 16cm


Tomato
$1,800
oil on paper, 2018
16 x 17cm


Garlic
$1,800
oil on paper, 2018
15 x 16.5cm


Pear
Not for Sale
oil on paper, 2018
14 x 20cm


Parsnip
Sold
oil on paper, 2019
13.5 x 18cm


Arsenal
$550
Unframed, etching with aquatint, 2018
34 x 29.5cm


Hume highway near Marulan
$550
Unframed, etching with aquatint, 2018
25 x 32.5cm


Ginginbullen mountain, Sutton Forest
Sold
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2018
24 x 35cm


Gate and treelines near Mittagong
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charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2018
24 x 35.5cm


Paddocks and treelines bordering the Hume Highway, Sutton forest
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charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2018
22.5 x 35cm


Treeline at sundown Cassilis
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charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2018
22 x 29cm


Farmland to the west of Milton
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charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2017
21 x 27cm


Hillside with burnt trunks, Midland Highway Tasmania
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charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2016
16.5 x 23.5cm


Green Island, South Coast, NSW
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charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2017
22 x 29.5cm


Beach and headland, Bendalong
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charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2018
21 x 31cm


Headland at the south end of Bondi Beach
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charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2019
17 x 20.5cm


House and yard Bendalong
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charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2018
23 x 34cm


Creek, sandhills and scrub, Manyana
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charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2018
24 x 36cm


Bush and clouds, Castlereagh Highway, near Capertree
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charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2019
17 x 21cm


Ferry Hill from the airport, Queenstown
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charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2019
17 x 22cm


Jockey robot on prancing muscle horse
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charcoal, coloured pencil & glitter on paper, 2019
53 x 35cm


Australian robot (electric model) in Queenstown
Sold
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2019
34 x 48cm


Potato eating robots
Sold
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2019
17.5 x 22cm


Robot copulation
Sold
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2019
25 x 33.5cm


Road and pole with foreground in cloud shadow
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charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2018
17 x 22cm


Lower slopes of Ferry Hill Queenstown
Not for Sale
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2019
23.5 x 35cm


Pile of dirt and black wattles after fire, Cassilis
Sold
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2018
36 x 53cm 


Robot ‘priest’ with captured Australian, Hunter Valley
Not for Sale
charcoal and coloured pencil on paper, 2019
37 x 54cm


Vomiting Robot
$400
Unframed, etching with aquatint, 2019
18.5 x 17.5cm

Simplisticism II: Robot Smalltalk

Opening: 2-5pm Saturday 22 June
Exhibition Dates: 19 Jun - 7 Jul

Hours: Wed - Sun 11am - 6pm
Closed Monday Tuesday

Location:
Shop 6, 480 King Street Newtown, NSW 2042

Featuring:
Chris O’Doherty AKA Reg Mombassa  -  


This exhibition is the global relaunch of a new art movement, religion and political party called Simplisticism.  I am the leader of this movement and to date the sole member.

People who join will be called simplistics, or for short, simpletons.  There is only one commandment: BE KIND – to each other, to the animals, and to the earth.  A useful piece of advice to members is to relax, take your foot off the accelerator and avoid conflict.

Over enthusiasm is bad for humans, it kills people by causing them to do violence to those who do not share their specific enthusiasm or who dare to criticize it.  These dangerous enthusiasms relate to religion, politics, race, nationality, sport, sexual orientation and tastes in music art and entertainment.

You would hope that human society is improving and progressing and while this is relatively true in terms of technology, medicine and living standards, advances in human decency and social justice are threatened by a sinister drift to right wing populism and authoritarian ‘strongman’ leaders in recent years.

This show consists of a continuation of my favoured forms and themes – landscapes, graphic works and absurd allegorical narratives.  There is also a suite of still lives-small quiet and relatively simplistic portraits of common fruits and vegetables.  The robot pictures are a new and current subject reflecting on the coming technological singularity which will occur when we achieve artificial general intelligence and a full nano-technological capability.  Nobody knows how this will play out, the robots may decide that humans are toxic pests and destroy us all.  And if they allow us to continue, will the robots be good priests, comedians and football players?  Will their vast and super-fast quantum intelligence achieve some sort of consciousness or some digital version of that mysterious entity known as the human soul?

My robots can also be analogues for humans in that they are either sad and confused, intoxicated, gormlessly happy or cruel and brutal.

Another confronting situation for human society is that even if the robots don’t destroy us they and their associated algorithms will eventually take the jobs of many or most humans and do them more efficiently and economically.  What then do we do to occupy and amuse ourselves?   This will require a transformation of consciousness away from the old paradigm of constant ruthless competition and the associated ridiculous worship of the alpha male warrior principle.  Can we think our way into a brighter future or will it require some genetic manipulation?

Please contact us to enquire about purchasing any of the works.

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