Drawing 2006-2009

Charcoal Drawings 2006 - 2009

These highly finished charcoal drawings are finely rendered using a labour intensive process of layering that carefully distributes deposits of charcoal onto the surface.  Tonal value is achieved by controlling the extent to which the texture of the ground shows through the spread of black: in this sense we are presented with the materiality of the surface as much as the image.  For Richardson drawing is a primary activity and a stand-alone medium; these works are not the evidence of a preliminary stage that serves painting as a conceptual aid, they are finished works in their own right.  Charcoal was chosen because it permits a wide range of subtle shifts in tone and sharp contrast between dark and light, conveying a sense of ethereal, atmospheric mystery and a cinematic quality that references early black and white film.  All works on paper are professionally framed to archival standard in hardwood box frames glazed with Water White ultra clear glass which is anti-glare, anti-reflective, and UV protective.

Curtain1mediumUntitled - Curtain, 2009
charcoal on paper
78.5 x 61.5 cm
SOLD

PortfolioUntitled - Chaise, 2009
charcoal on paper
66 x 78.5 cm
SOLD

FR_09.59_Mirror1Untitled - Mirror, 2009
charcoal on paper
81 x 58 cm

1.Bed7FRUntitled - Bed 7, 2009
charcoal on paper
63 x 86 cm

09-58Chair3Untitled - Chair 3, 2009
charcoal on paper
94 x 64.5 cm

Untitled_Bed8_FRUntitled - Bed 8, 2008
charcoal on paper
94 x 64.5 cm

Bed5FRUntitled - Bed 5, 2008
charcoal on paper
95 x 66 cm

4.Lamp3FRUntitled - Lamp 3, 2008
charcoal on paper
101 x 58.5 cm
SOLD

OriginalUntitled - Lamp 2, 2006
charcoal on paper
103 x 74 cm

2.FR-Lamp1Untitled - Lamp 1, 2006
charcoal on paper
100 x 69 cm
SOLD

chair2Untitled - Chair 2, 2006
charcoal on paper
160 x 120 cm

WoI 1 - smallWorld of Interiors 1, 2006
charcoal on paper
71 x 51 cm
SOLD

WoI2 smallWorld of Interiors 2, 2006
charcoal on paper
70 x 50 cm
SOLD

originalWorld of Interiors 3, 2006
charcoal on paper
100 x 70 cm
SOLD

OriginalWorld of Interiors 4, 2006
charcoal on paper
70 x 50 cm
SOLD

WOI5PortfolioWorld of Interiors 5, 2006
charcoal on paper
70 x 50 cm

5.WOI6FRWorld of Interiors 6, 2006
charcoal on paper
100 x 70 cm
SOLD