Rafael Butron trained as a painter/printmaker awarded a BFA from the City Art Institute and a Masters of Art from University of NSW COFA, including a Dip Ed at University of Sydney. He is currently co director for Gripeditions Fine Art Limited Editions. Rafael has exhibited in group and solo shows from the mid 1980’s, with work featured in various exhibitions in Sydney and New Zealand, including exchanges with Thailand, Norway and Chile. His work is held in private collections and institutions such as University of Western Sydney, University of NSW and National Gallery of Australia.
“Impact” explores personal emotive interpretations of the landscape affected by climate change. Within this work the impact of climate created an awareness in which humanity must start noticing changes like in extreme fire storms thus creating a land where regeneration is impeded in how much regrowth happens. The cross in the center evokes that notion, how the fertile soil becomes overcooked. Many of my recent works examines this unprecedented times, this can be seen in the portrayed depiction and attention to detail, evident in my representational series of Prints. The examination of the landscape affected by Climate Change reveals a more expressive approach as the images rely on memories, experiences and events. Many of these prints are viewed through windows that serve to frame the scene and are open to interpretation. Humanity must wake up to the fact of the changes of climate as we are here only because of Planet A. We are “In the shadows of our own making” (Sir David Attenborough).