Following his election as a full member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 2004, Combes award-winning work has received international acclaim.
Combes’ work explores the relation between architecture and people, examining the subtle dialogue created between space and the occupier.
The inclusion of a solitary figure, combined with the employment of intrusive perspective, plays with the bounds of personal space and the subject-object relation.
Blank walls and abandoned objects are given a presence through detailed rendering and an association that is encouraged by the absence of human interaction.
There will also be an acoustic set from Slow Club
Private viewing on 7th June from 6pm. Further viewing on Sat 8th 12pm – 4pm then Tuesday 11th to Thurs 13th from 11am – 5pm, Fri 14th 11am – 8pm and Sat 15th 12pm – 4pm
Richard Combes was born in Manchester, England. He received his M.F.A. (cum laude) in painting from the New York Academy of Art in 1995, and his B.A. and B Arch (Hons) in architecture from Liverpool University in England.
Richard was elected a full member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (R.O.I.) in 2004.
He is based in New York City and divides his time between the U.S. and U.K.
Curated by Heather Gilberthorpe in association with Dukeries Art Gallery