Nicholas Hubicki

Lockdown Journal

Everything was schematic, ghostlike, even myself.

Robert Walser

These works were made in Melbourne during the COVID-19 lockdown. The series depicts things literally close to home, micro and macro; the organic and inorganic; the hidden and disclosed; objects broken and irreparable, yet those in the process of being constructed, becoming - makeshift assemblages - and millennial accumulations. The work proposes an examination of a world vastly reduced in scope, yet as complex, beautiful and brutal as it was unfettered by paranoia, fear and imposed lockdown restrictions. Equally, the series suggests a dystopian environment, whereby the appearance of things reflects a psychological state; the condition of an altered system.