RICHARD COLMAN WORKS ON PAPER
9 Oct 2020 -
“An eyeball and a power. Who doubts the terrible efficacy of those horns? Nature! Conceal your targets!” – Roy Campbell
Throughout decades of formal explorations, Richard Colman (b. 1976, USA) has been chronicling the current condition, insistently using his complex compositions and sharp lines to commune and engage with topics of sexuality, societal hierarchies, life and death. Chopped off girls’ heads, dripping and floating like balloons or dingling from chains, coffins, candles and bells, teddy bears, pyramids of skulls, and humans balance on top of the world, fight and make love. Reality and dream reversed, limbs separate and branches bend. The series of 36 works on paper, dating from 2009-2012, are reissued on the occasion of Richard Colman’s fifth solo exhibition with the V1 Gallery Family Spider Dream
Known for his blending of figurative imagery and bold geometry, Colman’s work ranges from miniature drawings to large paintings, monumental murals and installations. Colman currently lives and works between San Francisco and a farm converted into a large-scale studio in rural Connecticut. Educated from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts in 2002, Colman has exhibited extensively ever since.
The Works on Paper series presents new online content and original artworks by V1 Gallery artists, made available for one month only at V1 Gallery Store