Richard McWhannell: Take Me To The River - Art Collector

Richard McWhannell, Lullaby, 2015-17. Oil on canvas on board, 90 x 120cm. Courtesy of the artist and OREXART, Auckland.

Richard McWhannell is a painter of figurative, portrait and landscape paintings. While he often does not attribute meaning to his paintings, he has long been concerned with the portrayal of psychological space. In his words, "I provide images for reflection and meditation. Meaning depends on interpretation... for me to predicate meaning could be to lessen the viewer's experience."

The psychology of separation, isolation and introspection may be there, but what is important is the paint, the hand that makes it. Visible brushstrokes slide softly over the canvas in an earthly palette, intoning an enigmatic quality to the subject whether portrait or landscape.

Exhibition opens: 1pm-3pm, Saturday 8 April 2017
Exhibition closes: 29 April 2017
Location: OREXART, 15 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Contact: +64 9 378 0588

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