Dion Horstmans was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1967 and currently lives and works in Sydney. Horstmans’ childhood was spent on the Cook Islands before moving to Australia in 1989 to follow an interest in film and design construction. He has been exhibiting professionally since 1995 and currently balances a career in both the film industry and the arts.
His sculptural training began in 1995 while working on The Matrix at Fox Studios in Sydney, under the guidance of Tom Davies. Working on film projects such as The Matrix Trilogy and Star Wars informed his ability to work responsively to industrial materials, working on large scale designs under extreme time constraints. Hortstmans has exhibited been a regular exhibitor at Sculpture by the Sea since 2011, exhibiting in Bondi in 2011 and 2012, and both the Cottesloe and Aarhus shows in 2013.
Horstmans has been a busy exhibitor over the past two years at a number of Melbourne and Sydney galleries, and prior his solo exhibitions include Combo (2006) at Blank Space Gallery; Futura (2008) at Orson and Blake Gallery; and Laws of Motion (2010) at Flinders Lane Gallery. This year he was invited to exhibit in Hong Kong at Cat Street Gallery (2013), as part of the Basel Art Fair. He is also currently enjoying working with Melbourne architects, Hassel, and Sydney architects, Batessmart, on large public projects.
Horstmans’ work is represented in the collections of Artbank; SJB Architects; Pleysier Perkins Architects; as well as numerous private collections. He was selected as a Finalist in the 2011 Prometheus Art Prize and was invited to exhibit in The Art of War at Sydney’s Casula Powerhouse in 2011 as a part of the Pacifica Program.
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