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.


Girl
Oil on canvas
51x 41cm
£575

Grazer
Oil on canvas
50 x 60 cm
£600

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
sold

Boy
Oil on canvas
76 x 100cm
£950

Resolute
Oil on canvas
100 x 100cm
£850



Boy IV
Oil on canvas
52 x 62cm
£650

Horse
Oil on canvas
50 x 60cm
£600

Profile
Oil on canvas
Profile
51x 41 cm
£500



Rider
Oil on canvas
40 x 40cm
£400

Pear
Oil on canvas
25 x 30cm
£250

Space
Oil on canvas
70 x 50cm
£675



Untitled
Oil on canvas
45 x 45cm
£575

Boy
Oil on linen
40 x 50cm
sold

Girl study
Oil on linen
40 x 50cm
£650


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