In proportion

Teller. Sydney, NSW 2018

Teller. Sydney, NSW 2018

In a strange and unpredictable reaction to a recent viewing of the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition in Sydney’s Art Gallery NSW, after 25 years since first seeing the same pictures on the walls of the National Gallery of Victoria, the subject matter almost evaporated into unsullied form like a sunset turns landscape into a perfect silhouette. 

All that exploration of ego and sexual proclivities, the celebrities and selfies, the historical references and symbolic objects really meant so little in comparison to the calculated and pure photographic shape of everything he captured. It leaves behind in you a cold sense of witnessing a monument of classical proportion, although hollow inside.