iMan Prototypes

iMan Prototypes

  • Artist

    Ricky Swallow

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    injection moulded resin with colour tint

  • Size

    1510 x 1350 x 455 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2002

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    21 Mar 2002

  • Department

    International Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Subjects

    computers, skulls (skeleton components), plastic, still lifes, brands, evolution

  • Description

    Ricky Swallow is one of the most significant contemporary Australian artists. He represented Australia at the 2005 Venice Biennial.

    Using the brand recognisability of Apple Computers he transforms technology into a fairground-like meditation on death. Humour is always present in Swallow’s art, yet it is tempered by issues of human transformation. (Local Atlas, 2004)

Exhibition history