Total theory (vertical) and total theory (horizontal)

Robb, Charles (2010) Total theory (vertical) and total theory (horizontal). [Visual Artwork]

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The works depicted two ostensibly plaster figures 'cocooned' in protective overalls. The pose of both figures had a sense of instability, balancing improbably due to internal weights. This teetering, arching quality, combined with the empty sleeves of the overalls, made reference to the Rodin's Balzac and its aura of heroic subjectivity. As the Tyvek suits depicted in the works are a common part of my studio paraphernalia, these works sought to draw a line between these two opposing aspects of the subjectivity of the artist - the transcendent and the quotidian. The works were shown as part of ‘The Day the Machine Started’ for Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects at the 2010 Melbourne Art Fair. The works received citations in The Age and The Australian newspapers.

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ID Code: 43920
Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
Refereed: No
Material: Fibreglass-reinforced polyester resin, pigment, lead shot, steel, synthetic polymer paint.
Measurements or Duration: each component approx 190 x 75 x 45cm (irreg.)
Number of Pieces: 2
Published Source: Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne Art Fair
Publisher: Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne Art Fair
Location: From date: To date:
Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne Art Fair 2010-08-05 2010-08-08
Keywords: Sculpture, Self-portraiture, Figuration, Drapery, Autogeneity
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) (190502)
Divisions: Past > Disciplines > Art & Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Charles Robb.
Copyright Statement: All rights reserved
Deposited On: 11 Aug 2011 22:50
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:36

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