Richard Waring: New Paintings10. Jun - 11. Jun 11 / ended SPACE
Private View: Friday 10 June 6–8.30pm Exhibition: Saturday 11 June 10am–5pm
Richard Waring: New Paintings
For his exhibition at SPACE Studios Commissioning Space, Richard Waring is presenting a series of nine new works, which investigate the relevance of the still life genre within contemporary painting.
Small, abrupt and pleasingly awkward, the pace of the paintings initially seems intense; sweeping expressive gestures and a complex use of colour appear to be out of kilter with the scale of the works. On closer scrutiny there is a careful and slow refinement of marks and a subtle interplay of zones and colours within the picture plane, managing to cohere the paintings.
Resisting definition, the paintings look like they could have been made in the 1950s or 60s yet still retain a feeling of newness and an engagement with recent anachronistic painting. Some look faded or sun bleached and utilise a peculiar choice of disparate application techniques; Waring’s intrigue with painterly categorisation is clear, there is a visual indeterminacy that creates a curious feeling of elusiveness.
Richard Waring was born in Derby and currently lives and works in Cardiff. Waring completed his BA in Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art in 1995 and went on to do an MA in Painting at Chelsea School of Art, graduating in 1997. In the late 90s he curated a series of exhibitions at Blue Note, Hoxton Square and the ICA. Waring has has presented his work in several group and solo exhibitions and has taught and led Foundation Programmes at Plymouth College of Art and Cardiff School of Art.
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