Third Drawer Down in collaboration with Patricia Piccinini presents the Curious Affection collection - a collection of art objects and accessories celebrating one of Australia's most successful artists and her incredibly moving, unique work.
Newborn is currently on display as part of her exhibition at GOMA & is comprises silicone, fibreglass, human hair, with a feral New Zealand possum pelt.
About the Artist
Patricia Piccinini last year was responsible for the world’s most visited exhibition of contemporary art. She is one of Australia’s most successful artists, representing on a global scale and we could not be more thrilled to finally be collaborating on a collection of keepsakes and art objects that hero some of her most talked about works. Currently exhibiting Curious Affection at Queensland Art Gallery, Patricia Piccinini works out of her Melbourne studio and through her often confronting work addresses how contemporary ideas of nature: the natural and the artificial are changing our society. Many works have addressed concerns about biotechnology, such as gene therapy and ongoing research to map the human genome... she is also fascinated by the mechanisms of consumer culture. (Adapted from a biography by The National Gallery of Australia)
“My work always begins with drawing. I develop my ideas using drawing and then when I feel that it is starting to become something worth making, I start to think about how it might be made. The medium tends to come as I start to think about how best to express a particular idea, whether that might be photography or sculpture or a more resolved sort of drawing. Sometimes there is some sort of materiality that I want to work with and other times it is about how I might best connect viewers with the ideas. At that point, I start to think about fabrication.”
-38cm x 42cm
Newborn, 2010 © Patricia Piccinini
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