The Descendants [SERIES] art series by , 2008

The Descendants [SERIES], 2008

  • Petrina Hicks
    Ghostbite, 2008

    120 × 120 cm
    $8,000
  • Petrina Hicks
    Oceane, 2008

    80 × 100 cm
    $5,000
  • Petrina Hicks
    Eye Candy, 2008

    120 × 120 cm
    $8,000
  • Petrina Hicks
    Wolf, 2008

    120 × 120 cm
    $8,000
  • Petrina Hicks
    Rosemary’s Baby, 2008

    120 × 120 cm
  • Petrina Hicks
    Babylon, 2008

    $5,000
  • Petrina Hicks
    Darkness follows, 2008

    $5,000
  • Petrina Hicks
    Ghost in the shell, 2008

    $5,000
  • Petrina Hicks
    Louie, 2008

    120 × 120 cm
    $8,000
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Petrina Hicks

Petrina Hicks utilises the seductive and glossy language of commercial photography to create artworks that probe at the false promise of perfection, exploring photography’s ability to both create and corrupt the process of seduction and consumption.

Women, girls and animals are recurring subjects in Hicks’ photographs. A white snake coiling around a pale arm evokes biblical notions of purity, while a reclining nude cradling aged ceramic vessels bring to mind classical Greek motifs. Owls and cats command centre stage in an eerily human manner, while girls avert their gaze or obstruct that of the viewer with organic objects.

Hicks’ work has been exhibited throughout Australia, Europe, North and South America and Asia. She has been awarded several significant prizes and residencies, and her work is included in public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of NSW, the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, and the National Gallery of Victoria.