Richard Harris’ exhibition at All The Shapes features a selected collection of
newly created paintings and existing works spanning from 2016 to the present
date. It is the first time the artist has exhibited in this light. Previously, work has
been shown in bodies, with the works sharing a definitive subject, but here they
are more free of such thematic structure.
The paintings are allowed to exist on a vast plane using the surrounding walls as
part of the composition. The paintings become notes in song, the notes exist on
their own but are chosen by the composer and bought together, as if to perform
for us. The artists’ dynamic abstractions convey movement and rhythm through a
balance of marks and forms. While most works retain a certain luminosity, they
are somewhat dark, almost resisting colour. Spread over two floors this exhibition
embraces a fluid approach to presentation, allowing a balanced meditative
and bold state of consciousness.