Al Poulet’s abstract paintings capture his relationship with his immediate surroundings. Although they cast off the representational trappings of our reality, each painted mark and visceral line indexes the young artist’s connection to his home in Wedderburn. In Poulet’s work, we are moved to not only observe this landscape, but also become part of it. He infuses a freshness and a vitality into the well established vocabulary of pure abstraction.
Al Poulet was the Winner of the Paddington Art Prize in 2018. His work was recently featured in Australian House and Garden and presented at Sydney Contemporary in 2019. In 2021, his work was exhibited at Penrith Regional Art Gallery in the joint exhibition, 'Cummings & Poulet'.
Al Poulet is a graduate of UNSW Art and Design, achieving a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) in 2013 and a Master of Fine Arts in 2017.
2021: 'Cummings & Poulet', Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW
2020: Mosman Art Prize, Finalist; Leeuwin Estate art collection, WA
2020: Feature article in Artist Profile. By Kon Gouriotis "Al Poulet: No Rules", Artist Profile, Issue 51.
2019: Sydney Contemporary Art Fair
2018: Winner, Paddington Art Prize, Sydney