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HEATH NEWMAN (b. 1989, Australia) is a Byron Bay based multidisciplinary artist heavily influenced by the art of The Southern School (China/Japan) and Bonsai which he learned from his father; he draws from the idea ofLiterati: the scrawl of the drunken monk. Literati is a culture of art formed in China and then expanded into Japan, notably concerned with ink painting, splashes, calligraphic scrawls and minimalistic plant styling. This culture of painting and the creation of Bonsai were deep in philosophical subtext concerning the art of harmonious involvement with nature. Drawing from this, Newman’s work incorporates elements of hesitancy and fragility into the confident physical gestures of abstract expressionism.