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Title

So it goes

2017


Artist

Lucienne Rickard

Australia

1981 -


About

Lucienne Rickard’s drawings come to life through an obsessive and laborious process. Beginning with a single mark in graphite on drafting paper, the drawing is built up over a period of months. This somewhat obsessive mode of execution has a highly worked, almost engraved appearance.

Rickard’s work engages themes of beauty, death, brutality and obsession in which the subject matter often recalls disintegration or death. She says “The drawings are also meant to reflect a kind of reverence for the complexity and beauty in the way living things are structured.”

This drawing is from a series that explores the psychological and physical violence of ‘blood sports’ such as bull fighting, boxing and dog fights, a memento mori of sorts. While the drawings represent loss, struggle, combat and ultimately death, their opulent and beautiful surfaces shimmer, capturing and reflecting light in the manner of a living thing.


Details


Date

2017


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

graphite on drawing film


Dimensions

187.0 x 148.0 cm


Credit

The Dobell Biennial Acquisition Fund 2018


Location

Not on display


Accession number

557.2018


Artist information

Lucienne Rickard

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Matt Cox, Look, 'Moving pictures', pg.52-53, Sydney, Jul 2018-Aug 2018.

Rebecca Gallo, Art Guide Australia, ‘Playback: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2018' review, Collingwood, 01 Aug 2018.

Review: Dobell Drawing Biennial, AGNSW, Sydney, 16 Jul 2018.