Richard James

Portraiture is the starting point of Richardís practice.

Often working with found imagery, layers of paint are applied to the canvas then studied, scraped back and re-applied in an inquisitive way; mistakes and their corrections are left visible to the viewer.

Richard questions the tradition of painting people by deconstructing and removing certain elements. The original image is broken down leaving simple forms and brush strokes, alluding to where something once was or where something should be. The eyes are deliberately left unfinished at times and the backgrounds painted a solid hue, avoiding any obvious narrative or reference to the gaze.


Plane
Oil on canvas
40 x 50cm
sold

Study
Oil on canvas
25 x 30cm
£250

Pyramid ( after Uglow)
Oil on canvas
25 x 30cm
£250



Self
Oil on canvas
30 x 40cm
sold

Light
Oil on canvas
30 x 40cm
reserved

Boy
Oil on canvas
76 x 100cm
£950



Space
Oil on canvas
70 x 50cm
£675

Untitled
Oil on canvas
45 x 45cm
£575

Boy
Oil on linen
40 x 50cm
reserved



Profile
Oil on linen
40 x 50cm
£575

Girl study
Oil on linen
40 x 50cm
£575


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