Richard’s work highlights the concepts of detecting and revealing patterns between the orderly and the disorderly. The oscillating frequency-like patterns take on the form of movement between extreme states. The recording onto photosensitive paper reveals changing patterns, colors and depth, providing visual clues to changing states of discovery.
Found within his art practice is a process that crosses the line between painting and photography.
Using the materials of pigment, light and photosensitive paper, Richard creates a complex set of interactions. Working in a pitch-dark studio, the flashes of light burn through large translucent paintings, creating an exposure onto the photo paper. This process selectively reveals only which is essential and principal to the work.
Creating this large field of lean and minimalist space provides the exchange of contrasting elements variously bold and subtle, kinetic and still, improvised and predetermined.