Friday, January 22, 2016

New York 1965 - 1967. Part One

I arrived in New York from England in 1965 to study at New York University and the Pratt Graphic Arts Institute. 
Prior to my arrival I had been focusing on printmaking, but living in the city near Greenwich Village and newly exposed to the exciting and rapidly changing urban culture and art world of New York, I rented space in a communal loft studio and began painting again.
Painting for the first time on canvas and now incorporating collage using graphics, found objects and torn playbills, my work, although still structured, took on a much looser, more textured look. 

I have already featured some paintings from these years on this blog, but here are three never before shown:
Revolution. 1966                                        FIVE. 1967

Jack. 1967

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text and images © 2016 by Richard D. Perry.  Not to be reproduced without permission.
see my earlier New York paintings