Richard Wathen

Richard Wathen

Taraxacum 2, 2021

Origianl watercolour painting on paper
Unframed 26cm x 35.7cm 

Rooted in the historical canon of painting, Wathen’s work focuses largely on portraiture, depicting figures in states of hesitation and contemplation: listening at walls, pretending to sleep, moon bathing, or engaging in other apparent states of uncertainty. Wathen’s works depict the tumultuous and complex array of human emotions, from anxiety and sorrow to despair, brought on by the socio-economic pressures of contemporary living. The intensity created through the use of small details is powerful and emotional as an expressive gesture. His works subvert the genre of figurative painting through a bold play between figuration and abstraction, between the solid density of the matt surface and the fragility of the figures represented.

This unframed original watercolour painting on paper was made especially for the exhibition New Eyes Every Time at MOSTYN (November - June 2021). An exhibition catalogue of New Eyes Every Time is available for sale from MOSTYN shop.

MOSTYN is a charity registered in the UK and proceeds from the sales of the editions will be invested back into the gallery's exhibition and engagement programme.

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