Today I thought taking another look at Rick Amor might be great. He is one of my favourite artists and I love looking at his work.
Taking another look at Rick Amor
When I first started doing these posts on artists that have had an influencing effect on me Rick Amor was the artist I started with.
Here is something I’ve written before about him:
He has been painting for many years and is also a graduate of the Gallery School, or the VCA as it is now called. Art trends are not something he has allowed himself to be influenced by. He has always done what he wanted.
I have been fortunate enough to have met him on a few occasions, though never to talk to. It would be wonderful to have an opportunity to interview him one day.
His biography explains how he uses photos to help compose his work. He takes photos and then will use several to create his artworks. It is an interesting idea and the way you can see things in his paintings, but then realise that it is not real as well. He has a great talent for recreating his world around him. It is a concept I have always liked and find that it inspires me a lot.
Last week I showed you a video about Edward Hopper and I thought I would try and find one on Rick. As it turned out I found two.
The first video is an interview with him where he talks about Melbourne and his printmaking. It is quite interesting as he talks about his image making process. It is interesting to see how he creates his artworks.
This second video is a bit more detailed. He talks about creating an image for the Archibald Prize, a major portrait prize here in Australia. Rick is interviewed along with his subject, author Shane Maloney.
I hope you enjoy the videos.