Victoria Richards

Victoria Richards

Victoria Richards

Victoria Richards

Victoria Richards

Victoria Richards

Victoria Richards


vicky.richards@live.com

I use layering and a series of juxtapositions to investigate the act of painting as a representation of the physical human body, where paint becomes skin and board becomes flesh. I am interested in manipulating structure and contrasting free-formed areas to create a disjoined but harmonious surface. While the paintings remain semi-abstract, elements of the figurative are apparent in the detailed representation of the patterns of lace. Simple geometric shapes and sensuous curves overlap organic details that link the paintings together into a cohesive series. Small collages with material act as an intermediate process and allow me to physically experience how shape and pattern complement and contrast with one another.

Considering the metaphysical body I have reflected on the transience of mind and body and the location of this within time and space. This adds to the experience of manipulation of paint and perception.