The Meta-Painting Series is the conclusion of a process that evolved, at first, out of necessity with large scale works dealing primarily with raw materials.
To reduce costs and avoid waiting for commissions to create these large scale pieces Richmond decided to paint directly on untreated canvas, which resulted in the TARP PAINTINGS. These works have already been around the globe and showcased in *London and *San Francisco and is available for installation.
Continuing in this large scale vein, filmmaker, David Winkfield, was asked to document the creation of this process. The first result is META-PAINTING 01, which not only documents the creation of the painting but ultimately becomes intrinsically linked to the pieces creation. The actual dimensions of the work are 10 feet x 25 feet; Richmond left a section of the painting blank where the actual video of the creation of the painting can be projected.
This process was further refined in META-PAINTING 02 where the filmmakers subjective camerawork is removed. Instead the camera is locked off for the complete duration of the painting in real time. However, the painting is not complete until it is destroyed. Richmond covers the painting with a translucent white glaze subduing the chromatic values of the painting and creates a "SCREEN" for the video to be projected on to, which ultimately invents a movable painting where the viewer can actually witness and participate in the act of creating a work of Art.
"ART should reveal the principles of it's own Construction." Meta-Painting 01 fully embodies this sentiment.
Meta-Painting 01 was highlighted in the feature film 'Anatomy of the Lonely' view the scene in which the painting is depicted
The work is available for installation. Space requirements 10x25 feet across with a depth of 15 to 20 feet for projection.
"ART should reveal the principles of its own Construction." Meta-Painting 02 takes this to an even further point by disintegrating the actual artifact and removing the object of THE PAINTING and presents a new way to perceive and participate with ART.
Meta-Painting 02 was also highlighted in the feature film 'Anatomy of the Lonely' view the scene in which the painting is depicted
The work is available for installation. Space requirements 10x25 feet across with a depth of 45 to 50 feet for proper projection registration.
|PERSISTENCE OF VISION|
*2007 Decorum: Richmond Burton & Maisie Kendall, Royal Academy Schools Gallery Hornsey, London (9/7 – 10/28/08)
*2009 Room for Painting Room for Paper, San Francisco, CA:
|2006 / 2007|
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2008-2010 | SITE DESIGN BY DAVID WINKFIELD