Rone (Tyrone Wright)
born Geelong 1980; lives and works in Melbourne
Jane Doe 2005
Collection of the artist
stencil on canvas
The Sandrew Collection
Images of the female subject—the female muse—have predominated in Rone’s practice since the emergence of the first ‘Jane Doe’ in 2004, stencilled on the streets of Melbourne. At that time, the artist’s motivation was to counter the hyper-masculine imagery that dominated street art, and his subject emerged from the pages of a magazine. The face of the anonymous ‘Jane Doe’ became a signature image in Rone’s oeuvre, transitioning from stencils to large paper paste-ups, to multi-poster configurations.
Suzanne similarly emerged from a random photograph from the 1970s, however in recent years Rone has introduced a more direct engagement with his subjects, photographing models to create reference images for canvas works, large-scale outdoor murals and various installations.