Rone (Tyrone Wright)
born Geelong 1980; lives and works in Melbourne
Sub Rosa 2020
archival pigment print; A/P
Collection of the artist
Commissioned by Juddy Roller
In 2020, Rone was one of several artists invited to create new works for West Side Place Artcade in Melbourne’s CBD: an initiative designed to encourage visitors back to the City as Covid-19 restrictions began to ease.
Working in an empty shopfront, Rone created an evocative pink-hued tableau suggesting a room ‘lost in time’ (viewable through the shop’s large-scale windows). The installation incorporated signature elements—a large-scale mural of a prone woman, carefully placed furnishings and props, and skilfully executed trompe l’oeil details—further extending the narrative established in Empire.