2015 Archibald Portrait Entry…

THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION-HAS NO WINGS - 2015 Archibald Portrait Entry - (Artist Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait)

2015 Archibald Portrait Entry
Artist Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait

Do you want to know my story? Here I am open, raw and exposed for you to judge. That is how it is in the art world. I try to communicate, you judge. It doesn’t matter what I write here, as you already have your preconceived ideas of who and what I am from a single viewing of this artwork. It all happened for you in one split moment… Am I the villain? The hero? The follower? Another clone? Or am I just an artist with a big ego, trying to make a living from his passion? Quite frankly, I don’t care what you think!

I have heard it all before…Judge away! I have. I have judged myself 1000 times over, trying to fit into society’s boxes. But guess what? I don’t fit!

I have delved into darkness, thrown myself at the light, viewed my reflection and faced my fears head on. I have been slammed over and over again in the rinse cycle of life and still I persist.

What you see in front of you is the true me. I now follow my true path with conviction. So take it or leave it! That is how it is as an independent artist. I once had all the money, the cars, the brands….and I was empty. I have chosen to opt out of competitive materialism.

I now have less money, less possessions, better health, a bigger heart and will to be the best I can be while still laughing, taking myself as far as I can! Want to join me? I am now the happiest I have ever been in my thirty-eight years of life.

I jumped off a cliff a long time ago and made the commitment that I would build my wings on the way down. I have plummeted deep down the front of the cliff face for what seems like an eternity. Hold on tight as I live life and DREAM BIG!

So look out world! I am unravelling my shiny new wings and soaring to new heights. The universe has guided me through troubled skies and now I will stay true to my soul’s destiny – to create!

I choose to FLOW NOW!

“The man who has no imagination has no wings” – Muhammed Ali

Darren Trebilco Self-Portrait for this years 2015 Archibald Portrait competition - 'THE MAN WHO HAS NO IMAGINATION HAS NO WINGS'

Media Oil on Timber Frame

Size H 2000mm x W 2400mm x B 90mm

Artist Darren Trebilco

Check out Trebilco’s BLOG HERE with further photo’s of this years Archibald piece….HERE

View other Artwork in Darren Trebilco’s Portfolio HERE


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