Sunday, April 11, 2010

national gallery of Australia

According to the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia: "Piccinini has an ambivalent attitude towards technology and she uses her artistic practice as a forum for discussion about how technology impacts upon life. She is keenly interested in how contemporary ideas of nature, the natural and the artificial are changing our society. Specific 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."
Piccinini's work often anthropomorphises inanimate objects and presents them with a high degree of industrial finish, revealing the equal influence of 19th Century Surrealism and 20th Century advertising.
Piccinini works with several fabricators to produce her works.

I was very impressed with this artwork as it really drew me in. Having the idea of mechanic machines been given human qualities was a very creative approach. Patricia's work would be my favourite of the day. As i gathered information about her on the net i saw some of her other work, she is an amazing artist and is very creative.

"The Stage" 2008 which is the series we saw at the Gallery was amazing with the bicycle lights as eyes and the wheels as arms and feet. I really enjoyed viewing this artwork, and would love to view all her works.

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