‘Part apocolyptic, part sublime’
Cloaked figures face outwards towards landscapes they cannot see whilst landscapes disintegrate and reform as new transient vistas. From Caspar David Friedrich through references to Turner, vanitas and superheroes, the exhibition includes visually delicate erased antique paintings and figures slowly engulfed in ghostly and seductive auras of amorphous wax.
The surfaces of the paintings have been partly sanded away to reveal delicately coloured carcass planes or bones of the original paintings now left floating on the surfaces. New landscapes are revealed, balanced precariously between former representation and pure conceptual abstraction.
Adopting traditionally heroic poses the accompanying figures have their features smoothed out, these once empty vessels cast as historical portraits or caricatures become plinths or supports for new sculptural forms, togetherthrough process new sculptures are revealed suggestive of a more contemporary anti-portraiture.
|Duration||26 January 2012 - 29 January 2012|
|Times||12 - 5pm daily | Nearest tube: Hampstead|
|Address||New End Square London NW3 1LT, ,|
|Contact||See website / / www.richardstoneprojects.com/forthcoming|