Richard Maloy

Raw Material #2

Raw Material #2 by Richard Maloy

Artwork Detail

Richard Maloy has practised a kind of faux portraiture. His body is usually centrally positioned, while his image is hidden or only partly visible. This series of butter paintings was originally accompanied by a performance for camera, in which Maloy sculpted butter from a mass equal to his own body weight. The highly evocative material, with its

well-known odour and texture, creates a brilliant artificial colour field for Maloy’s picture plane. In the butter paintings, the finger marks and trawl lines of Maloy’s hands imprint his body in the work.

Raw Material #2
Richard Maloy
Production date
photograph on aluminium
1080 x 1080 x 25 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2009
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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