A Desert Festival 2020 Event
Rick Lausberg is a self-taught artist based in Alice Springs. At last year’s Advocate Art Awards he won Red Hot Arts’ Desert Festival Prize for his painting “Phoenix Interrupted” which features as the artwork 2020 Desert Festival poster.
‘Reimagining Continuity’ is an exhibition of his recent paintings, reflecting a personal expression of his time and experiences in Mparntwe/Alice Springs and the central desert. Yubu Napa was thrilled to have been asked by Rick to host this exhibition and show his amazing collection of work.
Lausberg’s artwork resonates with the forms and colours of the central desert. His art practice, which spans nearly four decades, has developed into a deliberate form of therapeutic self-exploration, incorporating the organic forms of the natural world, mythology, philosophy, and personal experience. Lausberg paints intuitively, rarely beginning with a specific idea or formulated subject. Thus he navigates to a finished piece through intuition, rather than intellect.