Hot Spot, painting by Juan Ford
Hot Spot painting by Juan Ford.
2012, oil on linen, 107 x 92cm. Gippsland Art Gallery Collection. Purchased with the assistance of the Gippsland Art Gallery Society and The Robert Salzer Foundation, 2012.
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Reproduced courtesy the artist.
Juan Ford’s Hot Spot is one of the most arresting and instantly recognisable images in the Gippsland Art Gallery Collection. Without any land in view it evades the landscape genre, and with its botanical subject largely obscured, it sidesteps the natural flora category. In many respects Hot Spot represents an exchange of blows between traditional art genres, appearing to conform yet eluding them all.