Richard Maloy

Attempts 18

Attempts 18 by Richard Maloy

Artwork Detail

These works are a 1:1 scale photographic print of art school studio tables. They operate as a recorded document of a particular moment in a studio tableʼs ongoing life. In my recent works I have been extending my investigation into art making processes and their cultural and social value. I have been exploring this in relation to both the art school and traditional art studio environment. I have been interested in how the photographic camera has an ability to both record, and through photographic printing an ability to present back residue from art making processes. I have been using photographic techniques which I have developed from my investigation into traditional modes of art documentation, like those employed by art galleries and museums to catalogue and reproduce art works and artefacts from their collections. I am interested in how the art works I have created using these techniques carry a connection and relationship to the original photographed source, and how the work is seen, understood and functions as a unique art work in its own right, and its relationships and play to art historical readings.

Statement by Richard Maloy

Attempts 18
Richard Maloy
Production date
colour photographic print
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2013
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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