Richard Blackwell: A Neue Hope - Art Collector

Richard Blackwell ‘Citadel’ 2015, laminate on MDF, 90 x 170 x 3cm. Courtesy: the artist and Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

‘For the Neue Hope series of laminate wall panels I looked the at the surface of the death star - covered in a texture of turrets and generators, like an infinite citadel or suburban compound on the surface of a sphere. I also looked at Tunisian family weavings, as Tunisia is the real world shooting location of the scenes at the beginning of ’Star Wars: A New Hope’ - the part of the film that I’m really interested (the moment before the action).

For the Dimensions steel wall panels I thought about the vastness of space, and about the visuals I had seen of dimensional realities portrayed as interweaving sheets. I was also inspired by the Jaali (ornamental perforated wall panels) that surround me in my current home of Doha.’ - Richard Blackwell

Exhibition opens: 1pm-3pm, Saturday 12 December 2015
Exhibition closes: 19 December 2015
Location: Flinders Lane Gallery, 137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Contact: 03 9654 3332

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