The winning landscape in this year's $50,000 Glover Prize is an artistic rendering of Lake Pedder as viewed from Google Earth.
Piers Greville's Pedder Prime Cuts was celebrated by the judges for its mix of digital technology and traditional painting, which judge Barry Keldoulis said was keeping landscape painting contemporary.
"There's a lot of good work among the finalists this year, but this one stood out for its engagement with a 21st-century way of appreciating the landscape, through science as well as personal experience," he said.
Artist Piers Greville aimed to comment on the way we view the landscape in the modern world - just as likely through a screen than by being absorbed in the reality of the natural world.
It is based on a combination of photos and sketches captured by Greville on a trip to Lake Pedder, in Tasmania's South-West, and the satellite view of the lake as seen through Google Earth.
"The prime view we have of the earth now is through that digital realm," he said.
"I know if I'm going somewhere, I'll research it, by doing a Goggle search, a map view, reading blog posts and reviews - and then while you're there, even, you'll be looking at it through your phone, and then when you leave you're looking back at it through Facebook or Instagram.
"There's all these other levels in which we view the world, it's the way we look at landscape now, and I think it's important when painting to look through a contemporary prism of view."
The work was created using layers of red, blue and green translucent paint - the same colours visuals on a screen are created with - contrasted against a grey background.
The grey paint was mixed by Greville using concrete dust.
Greville is a recent graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts with a Masters of Fine Art, where he was awarded the was awarded both the Dominik Mersch Gallery Award.
This is his first year as a Glover Prize finalist.
The Glover Prize 2019 was judged by Arts Fairs Australia chief executive Barry Keldoulis, leading contemporary artist Joan Ross, and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery director Janet Carding.
- The Glover Prize exhibition, with the 42 final works, is open at the Falls Park Pavilion, Evandale, from Saturday, March 9 to Saturday, March 16, $10 including catalogue.