Jordan Richardson named as Archibald finalist
Bouddi Foundation for the Arts painter Mr Jordan Richardson has been named a finalist in the 2019 Archibald Prize for the third time.
The portrait prize, which is coordinated by the NSW Art Gallery, is open to all artists in the Australasian region.
The guiding principle is to depict a man or woman distinguished in the arts, sciences or politics.
Mr Richardson was among 50 artists named as 2019 finalists
This is the third time he has been a finalist in the prestigious competition.
Mr Richardson's 2019 entry depicts political journalist, commentator and Australian television host, Ms Annabel Crabb.
"I met Annabel by chance at a Foundation event I was attending where she happened to be doing an interview," Mr Richardson said.
"She talked about her career, her experiences and her life in general, and I sat there completely enthralled, knowing she'd make an excellent subject.
"Annabel was more than happy to play around with ideas and work with my desire to create something formal yet bizarre.
"I wanted to strip her of her iconic artefacts like her glasses and rings, and just show her powerful gaze in a strangely serious way.
"I think what I love so much about Annabel is that she is a living example of how femininity and strength are not mutually exclusive.
"Painting her portrait was a real pleasure," Mr Richardson said.
Website, 21 May 2019
Archibald Prize Profile, NSW Art Gallery