Bob Richardson| Interior Twist / by Tasha Ostrander

Bob Richardson with Another Hot Day, oil on canvas, 59 x 49 in.  Photo©Tasha Ostrander 2017

Bob Richardson with Another Hot Day, oil on canvas, 59 x 49 in.  Photo©Tasha Ostrander 2017

To collect figurative art is to surround oneself with other counterparts, body types, postures, frozen time and attitudes.The figures stare out into the interiors of which they have been placed, they slouch, turn their heads in disinterest, flop on beds and stick their feet into the forth dimension, our homes. They are who they are. These representations of the human character, exhibit themselves as solid physicality and uncompromising moodiness. By example, do they allow us to relax a bit more? These portraits animate against solid angular furniture and walls and twist not only in spacial perspective but play with the architecture of our interior selves. They remind us of our humanity when others are not watching. They soak up a bit of the awkwardness so that we may be a little bit more relaxed about ourselves.

Cousin Pete, 2017, oil on canvas, 42 x 32 in.

Cousin Pete, 2017, oil on canvas, 42 x 32 in.

Three Days Later, 2016. oil on canvas, 60 x 40 in.

Three Days Later, 2016. oil on canvas, 60 x 40 in.

Another Hot Day, oil on canvas, 59 x 48 in.

Another Hot Day, oil on canvas, 59 x 48 in.