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|Artist|| ||WHITELEY, Richard|
|Birth|| ||1963, UK|
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|Title|| ||Ø X 3 (Lens Series)|
|Place|| ||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Medium|| ||cast, hand polished glass, aluminium|
|Dims|| ||75.2 x 21.0 x 28.0cm|
|Collection|| ||Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery Purchased 1998|
Richard Whiteley has developed a personal style of cast glass sculpture. His primary concern is the refractive and optical quality of his medium, notably the perceptual ambiguities generated by lens-like forms.
Given the technical difficulty of casting sizeable sculptures in glass, Whiteley's artistic repertoire is restricted to tapering, slab-like columns and similar geometric solids.
These works have a restricted palette based on a narrow range of steel greys, a dusky amethyst, and the deep bronze-green seen here. The impeccable surface is achieved by long and painstaking grinding and polishing by hand.