Raw Material #2

Raw Material #2

  • Artist

    Richard Maloy

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    photograph on aluminium

  • Size

    1080 x 1080 x 25 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2009

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    02 Sep 2009

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Description

    Richard Maloy has practised a kind of faux portraiture. His body is usually centrally positioned, while his image is hidden or only partly visible. This series of butter paintings was originally accompanied by a performance for camera, in which Maloy sculpted butter from a mass equal to his own body weight. The highly evocative material, with its
    well-known odour and texture, creates a brilliant artificial colour field for Maloy’s picture plane. In the butter paintings, the finger marks and trawl lines of Maloy’s hands imprint his body in the work.

Exhibition history