M16 Artspace | 21 Blaxland Crescent | Griffith ACT
Gallery 3
24 March – 10 April 2016
Artist Rick Cochrane is captivated by the human form in action. “Musicians, life models or athletes all project their personality through the body language of their movement,” he explains.
“In my art practice I seek to capture the immediacy and energy of my subjects through fast and emotionally responsive drawing.
Dry-[point mono print of 3 women
In developing a combination of dry point etching and mono-printing, Cochrane has sought to retain all the ‘attitude’ from the original drawings. Each print has a maximum version per plate of just 5 and is unique, with slight differences due to the mono-printing part of the process.
Unlike the act of drawing, printmaking is not normally considered a fast and responsive process. However, etchings have a unique beauty and have remained part of the portfolio of artists for centuries,” he says.
Rick Cochrane is an artist who is also involved with the Canberra Art Workshop, which runs groups and classes at M16 Artspace.