Imago X outlet: The fifth Australian drawing biennale

Bradbeer, G 2004, Imago X outlet: The fifth Australian drawing biennale, (Creative Work : Visual art).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Imago X outlet: The fifth Australian drawing biennale
Author(s) Bradbeer, G
Year 2004
Type of work Visual art
Outlet The Drill Hall, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Medium Works on paper
Size/Duration 4 works, approximately 170 x 130 cms
Summary "The Imago series of drawinqs presents large ovoid visage images that gaze with what may be considered to be either neutrality or serenity toward or beyond the viewer. These works are inspired perhaps most obviously by Egyptian sculpture, but also by the beautiful abstractions of Constantin Brancusi and the classical icons and deities of many cultures. Indeed the works in this series are usually created in pairs and are designed and installed to represent mutual acknowledgement between both individuals and representative cuItures.
The series now numbers almost 30 versions, each are unique and are drawn without model or photograph referenced nevertheless from a million faces encountered. The 'Imago' drawinqs have been developed over a ten year period and because as a series it has become dispersed it appears in my imagination as a lineage of nobility, an anonymous dynasty in portraiture and exile, endeavouring both beauty and gravitas without the catastrophe of a descent into stereotype and cliche."
Subject Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
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