Gallery 1: Richard Heller,New Paintings in Oil
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The current paintings explore two themes, an interest in pattern and why we are wired in such a way as to be attracted to it and a way to make paintings that are improvisational and carry the immediacy of the creative process. I like to think of painting as a tool for visualization, communication and expression.
I start using rubber stamps composed of simple geometric shapes. In some cases I use tessellation. In most cases I continue to layer the work to create dense surfaces that can hint at space and depth and but still bring the viewer back to textural elements. While I could point to interests in the sciences, much of the process always comes down to the piece and the possibilities of expression that spontaneously arise from the process.
In some of the works an image is exploredothers are abstract works; they are dense, chaotic at times, rhythmic at others, and suggest a world never at rest, in that sense I look for some structure in an anxious and restless world.
Left to Right:
Before the Storm.(detail) 24X54 inches . $3500
Untitled Landscape. 25X23 $1150
Broken Fragment. 18X18 $795
Framed Fragment 3 18X18. $795
Framed Fragment 2 18X18 $795
Framed Fragment 1 18X18. $795
The Slow Death of Reason 48X48. $4500
Obstructed View 18X18 $795
Circle in 4 Directions 36X48 $3500
Eclipse (split Circle) 36X48 $3500
Untitled Crowd Scene 36X48 $3500
Undercurrent 36X48 $3500