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Title

So it goes

2017

Artist

Lucienne Rickard

Australia

1981 –

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  • Details

    Date
    2017
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    graphite on drawing film
    Dimensions
    187.0 x 148.0 cm
    Credit
    Dobell Biennial Acquisition Fund 2018
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    557.2018
    Copyright
    © Lucienne Rickard
    Artist information
    Lucienne Rickard

    Works in the collection

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications