Robert Hague at Axia Modern Art, 13 July - 26 July 2010

'Twelve'

Twelve silhouettes on paper, willingly naïve, reference torn wallpaper, older patterns beneath new, with subjects carefully chosen to reflect a theme of flight and mortality, beauty and brutality.  Twelve sculptures, predominantly in stainless steel, underline a maturing in Hague’s journey into abstraction and include older themes revisited in this most contemporary of materials.  Twelve hammers, a sometimes serious, sometimes humorous look at technology and it’s implications. While ‘200%’ comments on our (comical) obsession with productivity, 'Malleus' questions our technological advancement. 'Scope' is imagined in the hands of Captain Cook, a tool of Empire used to seek out foreign lands and subjugate the inhabitants. 

Robert Hague was born in New Zealand and migrated to Australia in the mid-1980's. He has been a practicing artist here for more than two decades. In 1999 he was awarded the 'Director's Prize' at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi. His work is part of corporate and private collections in Australia , China , New Zealand , United Kingdom and the United States . He recently returned to live in Melbourne after 14 years in Sydney .

Axia Modern Art

Untitled (self portrait). 2010, 24ct gold, paints on paper, 90 x 60cm
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Streaked Sphinx Moth (Protambulyx strigilis). 2010, 24ct gold, paints on paper, 60 x 90cm

Grey Nurse (Carcharias taurus). 2010, 24ct gold, paints on paper. 90 x 60cm

Hornet Moth (Sesia apiformis). 2010, paints on paper, 60 x 90cm

Red Deer (Cervus elaphus). 2010, 24ct gold, paints on paper, 60 x 90xm

Untitled (self portrait). 2010, 24ct gold, paints on paper, 90 x 60cm

Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax). 2010, 24ct gold, paints on paper, 90 x 60cm

Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias). 2010, 24ct gold, paints on paper, 60 x 90cm

White Tail Deer (Odocoileus virginianus). 2010, 24ct gold, paints on paper, 90 x 60cm

Hummingbird Moth (Hemaris thysbe). 2010, paints on paper, 60 x 90cm
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Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax). 2010, 24ct gold, paints on paper, 60 x 90cm

Wallpaper Apache. 2010, antique and modern wallpaper collage, 53 x 87cm


Monument. 2009, bronze, stainless steel, 24ct gold, 46 x 46 x 33cm

Hyph. 2010, stainless steel, 128 x 46 x 35cm

Horse of Selene. 2009, stainless steel, 15 x 35 x 12cm

Orbis. 2010, stainless steel, 120 x 100 x 46cm

Solor. 2010, stainless steel, 22 x 36.5 x 19cm

West Orbis. 2009, stainless steel, bronze, 80 x 45 x 20cm

West Orbis. 2009, stainless steel, 98 x 84 x 40cm

Hyph (study). 2010, stainless steel, 42.5 x 15 x 15cm

Repose II. 2009, stainless steel, 16.5 x 26 x 11cm

Aporia IV. 2008, bronze, 15.5 x 25 x 9cm

Sol. 2010, stainless steel, 28.5 x 37 x 18cm


Trojan Hammer (Sword). 2009, carved pencils, 39.5 x 13.5 x 4.5cm

Trojan Hammer (Jet). 2009, bronze, 24ct gold, 39.5 x 68 x 6cm
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Print File: www.roberthague.com/print/271_hague.tif 

Trojan Hammer (Femur). 2009, bronze, 24ct gold, 42 x 13.5 x 7cm
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Print File: www.roberthague.com/print/292_hague.tif

Trojan Hammer (Scope). 2009, bronze, telescope, 29 - 75 x 13.5 x 7.5cm
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Print File: www.roberthague.com/print/288_hague.tif

Trojan Hammer (Trumpet). 2009, bronze, trumpet, 49 x 17 x 14cm
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Trojan Hammer (Crucifix). 2009, bronze, 24ct gold, 39.5 x 15 x 4.5cm
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Trojan Hammer (Hummingbird Moth). 2009, bronze, 24ct gold, 39.5 x 59 x 8cm

Trojan Hammer (Hip). 2009, bronze, 39 x 15.5 x 4.5cm
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Trojan Hammer (200%). 2010, bronze, 24ct gold, 39.5 x 13.5 x 13.5cm

Trojan Hammer (Revolver). 2010, aluminium, 40.5 x 27.5 x 7cm

Trojan Hammer (Malleus). 2010, bronze, 24ct gold, 39 x 15 x 12cm

Trojan Hammer (Cloth). 2010, Carrara marble, 6 x 40.5 x 15cm


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