(Australia 03 Mar 1942– )
70.0 x 36.6cm image; 120.0 x 74.0cm sheet
Pat Brassington's work has always used found images and those made by the artist. Until 1998 she worked in black and white, however more recently she has begun to use colour and worked with digital software in order to create the strange and surreal juxtapositions for which she is known. 'Lunch' 2000 appears to represent a torso elongated, sexualised, and referencing a body other than human - possibly that of an insect. The notion of feeding is enhanced by the conjunction of title and torso.
Brassington is able to present haunting, dream like images which lead the viewer to the edges of the imagination. The works from this particular series are perverse and beautiful. They are highly resolved images which mark the abilities of this artist to change technique and form, and be able to present her ideas with the same, if not more maturity.
'Decoration, aspiration & nostalgia: contemporary Australian photography' by Catriona Moore, pg.424-433, Art and Australia (Vol. 42, No. 3) Mar 2005-May 2005, Mar 2005-May 2005, 426 (colour illus.).
Judy Annear (Australia) (Author), World Without End - Photography and the 20th Century, Domain, 2000, 66 (colour illus.).
Pat Brassington recent work pg.37-40, Photofile 59 Apr 2000, Apr 2000, 40 (colour illus.).
World Without End - Photography and the 20th Century, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 02 Dec 2000–25 Feb 2001.
Pat Brassington work in progress, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, 13 Jul 2002–15 Sep 2002.
The surreal aesthetic, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 28 Jul 2007–14 Oct 2007.