Still Life Studio: Fine art photographs by Petrina Hicks inspired by ancient Roman sculpture

Birds Eye, 2018 pigment print 100 x 100 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $6,000 unframed 120 x 120 cm edition 4 + 2AP $8,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks

In Still Life Studio, celebrated Australian artist Petrina Hicks continues to take inspiration from mythology and art history, this time featuring models with luminous skin posing with various props in a style inspired by ancient Roman sculptures.

On show at the Michael Reid gallery in Sydney from now until 26 May 2018, the seductive body of work plays with colour, texture and composition and highlights Petrina's exploration of the female identity, mixing both traditional and contemporary art forms, as well as her interest in the symbiotic relationship between animal and human.

Petrina Hicks has exhibited in many solo and group shows in Australia, Europe, North America, Japan, China and Mexico. She has won numerous awards and residencies throughout her career and her work belongs to various collections including National Gallery of Australia and Queensland Art Gallery. Discover more at petrinahicks.com.

Bruised Peaches, 2018 pigment print 100 x 100 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $6,000 unframed 120 x 120 cm edition 4 + 2AP $8,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks

Bruised Peaches, 2018 pigment print 100 x 100 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $6,000 unframed 120 x 120 cm edition 4 + 2AP $8,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks

Blue Bird, 2018 pigment print 100 x 100 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $6,000 unframed 120 x 120 cm edition 4 + 2AP $8,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks

Blue Bird, 2018 pigment print 100 x 100 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $6,000 unframed 120 x 120 cm edition 4 + 2AP $8,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks

Lauren and Python, 2018 pigment print 100 x 100 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $6,000 unframed 120 x 120 cm edition 4 + 2AP $8,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks

Lauren and Python, 2018 pigment print 100 x 100 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $6,000 unframed 120 x 120 cm edition 4 + 2AP $8,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks

Peaches and Velvet, 2018 pigment print 100 x 100 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $6,000 unframed 120 x 120 cm edition 4 + 2AP $8,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks

Peaches and Velvet, 2018 pigment print 100 x 100 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $6,000 unframed 120 x 120 cm edition 4 + 2AP $8,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks

Peach Face, 2018 pigment print 120 x 100 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $7,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks

Peach Face, 2018 pigment print 120 x 100 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $7,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks

Peach Study, 2018 pigment print 100 x 100 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $6,000 unframed 120 x 120 cm edition 4 + 2AP $8,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks

Peach Study, 2018 pigment print 100 x 100 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $6,000 unframed 120 x 120 cm edition 4 + 2AP $8,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks

Silver Bullets, 2018 pigment print 100 x 100 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $6,000 unframed 120 x 120 cm edition 4 + 2AP $8,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks

Silver Bullets, 2018 pigment print 100 x 100 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $6,000 unframed 120 x 120 cm edition 4 + 2AP $8,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks

Cosmos, 2018 pigment print 100 x 120 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $7,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks

Cosmos, 2018 pigment print 100 x 120 cm edition of 8 + 2AP $7,000 unframed. © Petrina Hicks