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Richard Morrissey

Richard Morrissey is a London-based artist working with oils, acrylics, charcoal and pencil, typically on large-scale canvas supports. His paintings are primarily abstract but usually contain ambiguous figuration or graffiti-like gestural marks. There is no attempt to direct meaning from the viewer but instead Richard is interested in retaining ambiguity and nuance in order to allow space for the viewer to establish their own sense of meaning or to experience the power of some lost memory or sensation. He is also keen to explore notions such as faintness, uncertainty, irregularity, awkwardness and apparent failure. Faced with these emotions, the viewer is encouraged to re-examine their own insecurities, which can then lead to a genuine sense of what is tangible and that there can be often something great and of spiritual value to be found on the edge of apparent failure.