RICKY SWALLOW  

RICKY SWALLOW: THE APPROACH 


These forms have existed for centuries and are in a perpetual state of redesign   and variation

Collecting objects such as modern ceramics, Native American pottery, baskets and Inuit carvings, and arranging them in different rooms in our home has, for some time, run parallel to my art practice. This new direction in my work similarly involves a very additive practice of constructing forms, but with more room for improvisation – a daily routine in which constructing pieces from materials at hand can inform new sculptures and lead to different sets and groupings of works. The idea of a cumulative process for me relates to both a collector’s logic and the kind of studio pottery production where the sequence and subtle variation in pieces produce unexpected combinations.

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4. Twin Pots.Malachite (after P.S.) 2011

 
  1. Red pipe with Smoke 2011

3. Standing Figure with Pockets.Buttons 2011a

 
    2. Tube Lamb Study.yellow 2011


RICKY SWALLOW
Twin Pots/Malachite (after P.S.), 2011
patinated bronze; 2 parts 
dimensions 12.70 x 15.90 x 10.15 cm
edition of 3 + 1 Artist Proof
Courtesy of the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Stuart Shave/ Modern Art, London and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
RICKY SWALLOW
Red Pipe with Smoke, 2011
patinated bronze
dimensions 20.30 x 19.00 x 4.50 cm
edition of 3 + 1 Artist Proof
Courtesy of the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Stuart Shave/ Modern Art, London and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
RICKY SWALLOW
Standing Figure with Pockets/Buttons, 2011
patinated bronze
dimensions 38.75 x 10.75 x 15.25 cm
edition of 3 + 1 Artist Proof 
Courtesy of the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Stuart Shave/ Modern Art, London and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
RICKY SWALLOW
Tube Lamp Study/Yellow, 2011
patinated bronze
dimensions 19.05 x 15.25 x 7.60 cm
edition of 3 + 1 Artist Proof
Courtesy of the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Stuart Shave/ Modern Art, London and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles


 

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