Richard has been invited to join the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists – one of the oldest artists’ organisations in the world – and will be exhibiting in Russia for 6 weeks in May and June.
He will be driving the works out by van from his studio in Bruton, Somerset, crossing the border from Finland. The majority of the paintings will be new work with accompanying video about the relationship between mankind and the natural world. Many will be large – 2.2m by 3.5m – and will be displayed fixed to the wall as tapestry.
‘These paintings begin as body prints made in the landscape, a process which I video. I then work on the body prints in the studio, creating images inspired by the place of their making.’
Published on April 19, 2016 // beccyswaine