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Kes Richardson, 'Passengers through the Badlands'

After a recent post­pone­ment due to Covid-19, Auc­tion House is pleased to announce the resched­ule of Pas­sen­gers Through the Bad­lands, a solo exhibitio

10/09/21 – 19/09/21
Opening Times
Sunday, 11:00 – 17:00
Mon–Thu, Closed
Fri–Sat, 11:00 – 17:00
Richardson grew up near Launceston in east Cornwall and studied at Falmouth College of Art. Although regularly returning to visit friends and family since moving to London in 1999, he has now lived in the capital for longer than he did in the county. This gives a particular, removed perspective but also one imbued with nostalgia of formative years crucial to experience and development; both personally and in relation to painting.

In the first solo presentation of his work in Cornwall Richardson displays four oversized paintings in acrylic on heavy PVC derived from small collaged marker pen studies on paper.

He sees the paintings as belligerent interlopers, gurning (self?) portraits of sorts, whose composite forms shift in and out of assemblage; transitory in time and space. A peaked cap sits atop each “head”. This reoccurring motif serves as both a pictorial wayfinder and as a referent to the headwear welded to the artist’s skull as a young teenager.


Kes Richardson, b. 1976, lives and works in London.

Solo exhibitions include: Boat Races and Fizzogs, L21 Gallery, Majorca; Spoiler, Ridgeway Road, London; Droor’ngs and Fair Game, FOLD Gallery, London. Group exhibitions include: Support., ANDOR, London; Bad Actors, KARST, Plymouth; Notes on Painting II, The Koppel Project Central, London; The Inhuman/difficult transition/, Thames-side Studios Gallery, London; Painting & Structure, Kennington Residency, London; garten a.V., Frontviews Temporary, Berlin.

Collections include David Roberts Art Foundation. Represented by FOLD Gallery.
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