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, the thrashing sea becomes a site of alienation, melancholy and melodrama. A sense of foreboding lingers, as though there is an allegory between the water and its wreckage.
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… 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 screenprint demonstrates Amor’s mind at work: his understanding of atmosphere, light and like Jeffrey 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 - )
'The Rock and the Sea' 1990
screenprint on paper
Edition of 60
Image Size: 67 x 102 cm
Dimensions: 78 x 112 cm
Signed: Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil in margin below image: 11/60 The Rock & the Sea Rick Amor 90.
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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