Field RecordingsBook - 2004
From the day he left art school, Ricky Swallow has been making waves in the contemporary Australian and International art scenes. His idiosyncratic approach to art has made Swallow a unique figure. He is not only a true craftsman, meticulously sculpting and creating his complex works, but has also established a visual language that is very much his own. Many of his earlier works draw on the popular culture around him - Darth Vader, The Planet of the Apes, DJ culture - while more recently he has articulated aspects of his own personal life. Swallow's creation of his own aesthetic was recognized early, when he was awarded the prestigious Contemporary 5 Art Award in 1999, at the age of 25. Swallow is now highly regarded internationally, with solo exhibitions in Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington, Oslo, Sydney and his native Melbourne.
Publisher: Fishermans Bend, Vic. : Craftsman House, 2004.
Branch Call Number: 730 SWA
Characteristics: 112 p. ill. (chiefly col.), port. ; 24 x 24 cm.