New Seasons and New Artist in Beaverton
This September, it’s not just quality food at New Seasons, Progress Ridge: they’re also showing imaginative and colorful…art!
Showcasing his imaginative, colorful, strongly graphic and, a little bit surreal, way of looking at the world, emerging Beaverton artist, r.b.richter, will be displaying a selection of original painting work at New Seasons, Progress Ridge.
While just entering the professional art world, Robert’s vibrant work has actually been developing for over a quarter century. And, it’s not cookie-cutter product. While he greatly admires artists who successfully work a theme repeatedly, creating many visually similar pieces (he loves Rothko’s work, for example), he hasn’t yet found himself able to do that:
“Our human experience of life is just too rich and complex. While I would dearly love to take that route to facilitate “knocking out” a lot of work, thus far, I just can’t. The work won’t let me. In fact, sometimes a piece even demands it’s own path, forcing me to abandon my original idea and plan and just follow along. I do love it when a painting goes swimmingly, but much–perhaps most–of the time, creating a piece is a process of both struggle and discovery.”
And that process in both the work, and in simply living life has, in fact, given birth to his primary, ongoing series, Journey: small acrylic paintings on wood, preferably used (ie: with a little of its own life-history). And, he’s very aware that, at 10 x 8 inches, they’re, about the size of a human face or head–in a way, they’re evocative depictions of what might be inside that head. And those images run from fantasy to landscape, from architect to figure, with moods as varied as life.
You will see a selection from Journey, as well as additional works at the New Seasons show, from September 3rd to October 2nd. And, you can meet the artist during their First Thursday event on September 5th. As the store is celebrating their 2nd anniversary, it’s going to be a party! Live band, even!
New Seasons Market, Progress Ridge, 14805 SW Barrows Road, Ste. 103, Beaverton, OR 97007 – 503-597-6777
Show runs from Sept. 3 to Oct 2, 2013, First Thursday is Sept. 5, 2013, 5-8 PM
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