The exhibition will feature a selection of work made by using a high-density pigment which is applied to the surface, employing conventional masking methods and a variety of ‘pressure dispersal techniques’
Richard Devereux’s work makes no reference to the outside world it is both narrative-free and self-sufficient, consequently, a meditative quality emerges offering visual experiences that are both nourishing and contemplative. “The work continually evolves, the work carries me – it knows far more than I do – I’m simply a facilitator”.
His work is held in numerous private, national and international collections including: The Sackner Archive, USA; The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Siena Art Institute, Italy; Tate Gallery Library, London; Tsukuba Dojo, Japan; The Usher Gallery, Lincoln; Van Abbemuseum, Holland; Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. He has maintained a studio in the City of Lincoln for thirty six years.
“This is Richard Devereux’s first one-person exhibition with Tarpey Gallery and we can’t wait to see the work transform our main exhibition space.”
Luke Tarpey, Gallery Director
“In Richard Devereux’s work I see imagery that offers no clear-cut answers, you cannot really say “what is it?”
because the work leads you into another world where it is up to you whether to grasp that chance or not.
He has an instinctive manner of working, the execution of a piece might be sudden and quick, but that ́s only a testament to nearly forty years of practice. One could say that the time Richard Devereux spends on a specific artwork is not a long process, but the years leading up to the finished artwork and the time the viewer spends digesting the work is vast as there are layers upon layers waiting to be discovered, both for us and for him.”
Aslak Høyersten VISP, Organisation for Visual Arts, Norway