Attempts 16

Attempts 16

  • Artist

    Richard Maloy

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    colour photographic print

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    21 Feb 2014

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Description

    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