written by Gavin Fry
Beagle Press | ISBN 9780947349523
Hardback – 216 pages
Member’s price: $108.00
Justly recognised as one of Australia’s foremost artists, Amor is also a master draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. His paintings are full of drama, deep melancholy and foreboding, yet their subject mater is more often than not the mundane and everyday places of suburbia and the drab underside of the city. Amor finds dramatic portents at the end of the street, menace in the darkened shops and weather effects of biblical proportion on a flat and featureless ‘bay beach’.
Written by Gavin Fry, the text details the evolution of the artist’s work in a clear and perceptive manner, focusing on important developments and on particular works.
The book contains more than 160 colour plates, black and white illustrations, photographs documenting the artist’s life, biographical notes, exhibition lists and a selected bibliography.
Author, Gavin Fry, is a well known art historian and gallery director, and an author of several books on other Australian artists, including Sidney Nolan, Donald Friend, Albert Tucker and Margaret Woodward.
Artist: Rick Amor