Rick Amor is among Australia’s most collectible artists. His work is psychologically incisive, taking ordinary landscapes and filtering them through an emotional prism. Under Amor, a deserted bridge becomes a site of alienation, melancholy and melodrama. A sense of foreboding perculates, as though something is about to cut the quiet. Amor, like his mentor Jeffrey Smart, seems acutely aware of how urban architecture can become symbolic of its inhabitants. What does it mean to exist in the space between two destinations?
In a review for Amor’s exhibition at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Sebastian Smee wrote that he is singular: “there is nobody really like him and important… his commitment unmistakable, his intelligence, acute and his best images impossible to forget.”
Amor has been the subject of numerous public exhibitions at the Art Gallery of South Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, Castlemaine Art Gallery and Australian Print Workshop. In 1999, he was appointed the official war artist and is the subject of two major monographs.
This study shows Amor’s mind at work: his understanding of atmosphere, light and like Smart before him, the poignance of the external world. For collectors of contemporary and important landscape art, Amor is a striking find.
Rick AMOR (1948 - )
'Study for 'The Bridge'' 1990
acrylic on paper
Image Size: 68 x 101 cm
Dimensions: 104 x 133 x 3 cm
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
© The Artist or Assignee
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