Home is pleased to announce we will be exhibiting work by David Rosetzky in our ‘Melbourne Comes to Sydney’ show during Art Month.

David Rosetzky is a Melbourne-based artist working across the media of photography, video and installation. Rosetzky’s black and white photographs and double exposures often allude to different psychological and emotional states, identity and selfhood. He is known for the elegance and aesthetic rigour of his art, which often draws upon the visual languages of contemporary advertising and cinema. Rosetzky has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and internationally including Performing Drawing, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2019; Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2017; How to Feel at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011; True Self: David Rosetzky: Selected Works, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2013; The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Centre for Photography, New York, 2009; Viewpoints & Viewing Points: Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, 2009.

His digital video portrait of Cate Blanchett was commissioned to coincide with the opening of the new National Portrait Gallery, building in Canberra in 2008, and this year he was commissioned by the Portrait Gallery to create a photographic work of Jessica Mauboy for 20/20: Celebrating twenty years with twenty new portrait commissions. 

Pictured is Milo, 2017, Gelatin silver print

“…when making this series of images, I was interested in the unforeseen alignments and compositions that were created through a process of chance. I used the technique of double-exposure – an analogue photographic process that superimposes two images together by running the same roll of film through a camera and exposing it twice – thus creating a third, combined or composite image. This process is of particular interest to me – working with ideas relating to the self, memory and identity – as it helps me to create images that are ambiguous, fragmented and in a state of transition, rather than fixed or essential…”

David Rosetzky appears courtesy of Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

David Rosetzky, Milo, 2017, Gelatin silver print