The Unbearable Lightness of Being [SERIES] art series by Array , 2015

The Unbearable Lightness of Being [SERIES], 2015

  • Petrina Hicks
    Minerva, 2015

    77 × 100 cm
    $5,000
  • Petrina Hicks
    Serpentina I, 2015

    115 × 115 cm
    $8,000
  • Petrina Hicks
    Serpentina II, 2015

    115 × 115 cm

    SOLD

  • Petrina Hicks
    Persephone, 2015

    100 × 77 cm
    $5,000
  • Petrina Hicks
    Harvest, 2015

    77 × 100 cm
    $5,000
  • Petrina Hicks
    Copper and Brass I, 2015

    100 × 100 cm
    $6,000
  • Petrina Hicks
    Copper and Brass III, 2015

    100 × 100 cm
    $6,000
  • Petrina Hicks
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 2015

    77 × 100 cm
    $5,000
  • Petrina Hicks
    Venom, 2015

    100 × 77 cm
    $5,000
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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.