Medium: Mezzotint Dimensions: 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches (image) 10 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches (sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: Australian, 1959 Date finished: 2020 Edition: of 40
Recommended by Paige (Collections Manager): "Cleo Wilkinson's figures in black send chills down my spine. In Then IV, the boy's skin is velvet against the black circle. You can make out the fuzz of his short hair and maybe even a few goosebumps on his back. The circle perfectly frames the quiet scene and draws your attention in to the beautiful shadows and transitions. Wilkinson has a unique eye for the perfect moment to zoom in, the right glance or breath. Then IV is a calm, beautiful moment that I love to get lost in."
Medium: Mezzotint Dimensions: 19 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches (plate) 29 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches (sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: Australian, 1959 Date finished: 2009 Edition: of 30
Recommended by Paige(Collections Manager): Cleo Wilkinson is a master of capturing expressions and minute detail of the human face in mezzotint. Here, the figure is as striking as it is imperceptible. The black space consumes the figure while also drawing out the position of the hands, the light on the clavicle, the room that surrounds them.