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Ricky Swallow  Los Angeles, CA


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About Ricky


Ricky Swallow is a Australian sculptor (born in San Remo, Victoria in 1974), who lives and works in Los Angeles. He creates painstakingly detailed pieces and installations in a variety of media, often utilising objects of everyday life as well as the body (bones etc). He first came to national prominence in Australia when he won the prestigious Contempora 5 Prize in Melbourne at the age of 25 in 1999. He was later selected to be the Australian representative at the 2005 Venice Biennale with This Time Another Year. Swallow is well known for his careful craftsmanship and conceptual ideas in his works in relation to the contemporary society.


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'2009'


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i AM DOING RESEARCH FOR YOUR STAIR PIECE. i AM A DOCENT AT THE wHITNEY AND TO KNOW IF YOU CONSTRUCTED THE STAIRS, ARE THEY FOUND STEPS AND WHAT MATERIAL THEY ARE?

The sculptures are amazing. However, what really got my attention was the works on paper. I especially liked Hangmans Beautiful Portraits. Emotion pours out from each one of these. I was moved especially by the young man in the blue beret. His cautious smile speaks volumes. He looks like he is waiting for the other proverbial shoe to drop but hopes it does not.

Hope to see more from this artist.

i like it..
specially the second one

The skeleton is kind of creepy but i love the look of the hands!

Just a little creepy....

Holy cow! Very precise sculpting.

While these are great sculptures, actually going to the site will let you in on exactly how talented this man is. I love the different mediums. Great work

The hands are soooo realistic. It looks very creepy...
Great job though, it looks like a lot of work was put into this collection.

painstakingly detailed is definitely on spot. wow. i'm amazed

Really cool.

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