Rick Amor

“Rick Amor has, over the past five decades, produced an extensive and consistent body of work, much of which is beautifully crafted, psychologically incisive, but has generally remained under the radar of the glitzy art world.” Sasha Grishin, Art Collector, June 2018, p. 136

“Rick manages to touch a chord in all of us. There is a sense of alienation, a melancholy, which everybody feels at some time in his or her life” Bill Nuttall, Director, Niagara Galleries, in Tai Mitsuji, Art Collector, June 2018

Amor is a “master draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. His paintings are full of drama, deep melancholy and foreboding, yet their subject matter is more often than not the mundane and everyday places of suburbia and the drab underside of the city.” Gavin Fry, Rick Amor, The Beagle Press, 2008

Best known for his evocative paintings, concerning the passage of time, alienation and disconnection, Rick Amor is also known for his works on paper, printmaking bronze sculpture and portraits.

Born in Frankston, Victoria in 1948, Rick Amor completed a Certificate of Art at the Caulfield Institute of Art in 1965 and studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne from 1966 to 1968. He has been the recipient of several Australia Council studio residencies that have allowed him to work in London, New York and Barcelona. Rick has held eighty solo exhibitions since first exhibiting at Joseph Brown Gallery in 1974 and has shown annually at Niagara Galleries since 1983.

Rick Amor has been the subject of a number of public exhibitions, including Rick Amor: Contemporary Romantic, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2017); Rick Amor: 21 Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (2014); Rick Amor: From Study to Painting, Castlemaine Art Gallery, Castlemaine, Victoria (2013); Rick Amor, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne (2012); Penumbra: Sculptures and Drawings of Rick Amor, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Melbourne (2009); A Single Mind: Rick Amor, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2008); and Rick Amor: Standing in the Shadows, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Melbourne (2005). In 1999 he was appointed the official war artist to East Timor by the Australian War Memorial, the first such appointment since the Vietnam War and he is the subject of two major publications: The Solitary Watcher: Rick Amor, by Gary Catalano (2001) and Rick Amor, by Gavin Fry (2008).

Rick Amor lives and works in Melbourne.

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19657

Storm from the South, 2016
oil on canvas
64 x 100cm
19657

 

Selected Stock

Rick Amor
Five doors, 1995
watercolour on paper
36 x 56cm
18274V

Rick Amor
House and hedge by the sea, 2011
oil on canvas
97 x 130cm
21364V

Rick Amor
Self portrait at 67, 2015
oil on canvas
100 x 73cm
17295

Rick Amor
Where the boulevards end II, 2015
oil on canvas
97 x 130cm
19030

Rick Amor
The returning storm II, 2016
oil on canvas
73 x 92cm
19035

Rick Amor
Terminal, 2017
oil on board
12.5 x 23cm
19716

Rick Amor
Self portrait with old painting, 2017
oil on canvas
18 x 23cm
20921

Rick Amor
(Study for Street in shadow), 2018
watercolour and pencil on paper
54.5 x 70.5cm
20680

Rick Amor
The third door, 2019
oil on canvas
128 x 146cm
17129

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