Soul Patter

1976

Kidd, Richard
Richard Kidd was concerned with the idea of capturing the elemental drama of rugged landscapes and the natural forces that shape them. 'My paintings are about remote, mountainous landscapes because that is where I feel most at home'. Successful both as an abstract artist and children’s author, he was influenced by the landscapes and skies of Northumberland and the Lake District, always present in the geometric lines and shapes of his paintings. His works from the later 1970s also showed the influence of the Italian colours from which he learnt whilst a scholar at the British School at Rome. 'Soul Patter' is one of the first wedge-shape paintings produced by Kidd soon after his return from Rome. Here, each part is worked separately, creating a whole when put together. The areas of colour have expanded becoming more open and spacious. Richard Kidd exhibited at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 1976, and in the 1980s at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco and Zurich. Lucia Herrera
  • Artwork Details: 3 parts, total, 270 x 330cm
  • Edition:
  • Material description: acrylic and graphite on canvas
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Abstract
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 1715

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