Studio portrait courtesy Paul Jones and the University of Wollongong
Teo Treloar (b 1974) lives and works in Austinmer, NSW.
For the past decade, I have focused on the development of my intensive drawing practice. In my work, I aim to test the discipline’s behavioral and emotional limits, examining the possibilities of minute gesture and trace. Much of my work is about the act of mark-making itself; however, my drawings also explore the personal experience of mental illness and depression. The role of speculation and narrative in my work is important; therefore, a body of work is often iterative and will expand a single idea or image through various permutations. This almost always relates to a psychological progression, and the way thoughts can be turned over and over in the mind.
Teo Treloar received a Masters Degree from Sydney College of the Arts in 2006. He has taught Visual Art and drawing for the last decade, and currently works at Wollongong University as a Lecturer in Visual Arts.