Print: Recruit #1, Self-portrait in the image of my son, 2012.
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A limited edition of only 60 digital prints of Michael Peck's Archibald Prize entry painting are for sale. They are individually signed, numbered and embossed by Michael himself.
‘The painting marks a shift away from the almost black and white or sepia palette I have been using for the past few years and marks a transition into a super saturated range of warm reds and oranges,’ says Michael Peck.
‘This new palette shifts the time frame, drawing on the aesthetic of Polaroid photographs from my childhood in the late ’70s and early ’80s. The warm orange glow is the colour by which I remember my childhood in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, where my brothers and I would play war games in our neighbours’ yards. Inspired by films, we would dress up in army surplus gear and paint our faces. We’d dig bunkers, make guns from old timber scraps and run around pretending to be heroes. Now that I am in my 30s I notice the ways in which my own children play similar games and I wonder why children can be so fascinated by war.’
Dimensions: 64cm (width) x 61cm (height).
Dimensions of the image excluding border: 42cm (width) x 37cm (height).
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