Dave Behrens

Dave Behrens commenced painting in acrylics in 2002 to explore the theme of identity. It’s a theme that investigates predominately the identity of self, yet he is also drawn to the concept of exploring identity in a broader sense.

Behrens uses mark-making, pattern forming and colour to express these ideas. There’s an intention to use colour and association to commit ideas to address this expression. The process of identity can be creative or destructive, yet the artist's purpose is to be creative, using known concepts and mixing them with unique attributes to form positive outcomes.

He is influenced by ancient cultures, science fiction and popular culture and how they use ideas and elements to be identifiable. Behrens has undertaken a journey of self-discovery through his art practice and from that journey flows the expression of the energy of colour and movement in the form of his art. His intention is to draw the viewer in to explore his works and to interpret as they view it.

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Exhibitions at Tacit include

2022 The Colour Within


The Colour Within, Tacit Art, Melbourne
My Toy Story 2, Moko Select, Melbourne
2021 My Toy Story, Moko Select, Melbourne
2017 10th Anniversary, Ultra Café, Brisbane
Connections, Chung Tian Art Gallery, Priestdale, Queensland
2015 db3
Artboy, Melbourne
2014 db3, Maryborough Art Gallery
Wings of Life, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Artspace
BODY, C Gallery, Fortitude Gallery, Queensland
2012 The Colour Within, C Gallery, Fortitude Gallery, Queensland
2010 3, Inspire Gallery, Brisbane
db3d, Tracey Keller Gallery, Brisbane

2022 Chomp’d, Moko Select, Melbourne
Stay Strong, Moko Select, Melbourne
2019 Perceptions of our Future, Midsumma Festival, Melbourne
PINK, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2018 Beyond The Rainbow, Clifford Chance, Sydney
2016 Signature, The Melrose Ballroom, New York
Neon, Artboy, Melbourne
2014 Artboy VS Fanboy, 
Artboy, Melbourne
2013 Relocation, C Gallery, Fortitude Gallery, Queensland
The Peace Project, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, California
Art4All People, Malibu, California
2012 Art Expo 2012, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
POP, C Gallery, Fortitude Gallery, Queensland
Art Expo 2012, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
The Peace Project, Deep Ellum ArtWalk, Dallas, Texas
The Peace Project, Landmark Arts Building, New York
The Peace Project, The Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, California
Colour in Your Life, C Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Queensland
The Peace Project, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, California
2011 Vibration, White Canvas Gallery, Brisbane
ArtScape, Padua College, Brisbane
2010 Out From Down Under, Agora Gallery, New York
ArtScape, Padua College, Brisbane
Seat of the Soul, The Centre, Beaudesert, Queensland
Artists of Inspire, Inspire Gallery, Brisbane
Art at the Art Shed, The Artist’s Shed, Canberra
Awakenings, The Arena, Fortitude Valley, Queensland