David Milne - Biography

In essence, the meticulous and precise hard edge abstract work of David Milne looks at sacred mysteries of Divine Geometry – ‘The Nucleus’. Referencing the alchemical engravings of the Seventeenth Century, Milne’s paintings are part riddle and part ‘the spiritualisation of matter’. In his complex yet clear compositions, designed around meditative inflection, Milne infuses intersecting historical iconography with elementary symbols without elaboration.

Since moving to Australia in 1966 Milne has participated in over 30 exhibitions here, several important shows abroad and consistently produced work by commission. Milne studied at the National Art School at the Sydney Technical College in the mid-1960s and is represented in the Newcastle Art Gallery, Benalla Art Gallery and numerous private and corporate collections in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom.