Richard Allen - White Paintingsat
The Rijscentrum Hoger Kunstonderijs
E. de Thibaultlaan 2, 1040 Brusselles, (underground-Merode)
November 14th - December 5th 1996
A one man exhibition of recent paintings by Richard Allen. The paintings were made during the period 1995-96 and evolved from continuing interest in systems of construction and process and a more minimal formal outcome than in earlier work.
There are 22 paintings and 3 silk screen prints in the exhibition. The paintings are all oil on canvas and range in size from 61 x 61cms to 106.5 x 106.5 cms (24 x 24 ins to 48 x 48 ins). The prints emulate the process used in the paintings.
Although the exhibition is entitled "WHITE PAINTINGS" all the paintings have colour lying beneath the white which is applied within a strict linear structure. A range of different whites i.e. Flake, Zinc, Titanium etc. are used in combinations for their various modulatory abilities of colour bias and opacity.
The working method permits and interactive process whereby the opposing characteristics of a highly regulated structural format and a less predictable human physical element can creatively coexist.
Please visit Richard Allen's page at Lateral Arts
[Ed] We note with sadness that Richard died in March 1999. Rest in peace.