Gallery Panel: Rudy Mulder

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Reannon Navaratnam

Kerry-Anne Blanket

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Sarah Montgomery

Rudy Mulder, Marilyn. Acrylic on canvas, 76 x 102cm.

Rudy Mulder, Marilyn. Acrylic on canvas, 76 x 102cm.

Reannon Navaratnam

IndiCo Galleries, Sydney

Rudy Mulder’s Marilyn is a fresh take on an iconic subject in the world of pop art. The artist’s clever use of texture adds a hauntingly realistic element to the work, which at the same time is juxtaposed against a vividly contrasting colour palette.

Kerry-Anne Blanket

KAB Galleries, Terrigal

Marilyn Monroe has been appropriated as an artist’s favourite around the world for many years, playing such an iconic role within pop culture. For his take on Marilyn, Rudy Mulder has approached the subject with bold brushstrokes and an incredibly vivacious palette, echoing his subject’s celebrated personality. Marylin’s quintessential pout and seductive eyes are unmissable, but the unique play of red, white and blue is what captures my attention. It is a clear invitation for viewers to consider a deeper meaning with the painting.

Sarah Montgomery

Sydney Road Gallery, Seaforth

Monroe, a timeless icon of popular culture, inspires a wide range of emotions and creative endeavours. This is an interesting portrait to paint – her presence is so felt with the heat of the red and cool of the blue, with many gestural brushstrokes. Marilyn’s image holds continued relevance in mass media and consumer culture. As depicted, she brings broader discussions about modern society that transcend her lifetime.

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