Like allowing your eyes to adjust to a darkened room, it takes time for the gruesome imagery to fully emerge from the shadows in Les Rice's almost impossibly dark paintings. From a background in tattooing to winning the Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Rice has developed a distinctive practice that draws on contradictions - between the kitsch and the classical, the understated and the over the top. In two worlds driven by trends - art and tattooing - Rice's work remains firmly grounded in the...[Show more]
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