Sunday, August 26, 2007

Works by Richard Wathen

Agathe Richard Wathen... Agathe (2007, oil on linen). From Works by Richard Wathen at L&M Arts in New York, NY. "...Richard Wathen's subjects are often posed in eerie isolation against mono-chromatic voids, but this seeming singularity of focus belies the complexity of the images. His paintings are initially familiar, and the direct gaze of his subjects offer the thrill of intimate connection. However, this seduction is quickly subverted by disquieting details and the illusion of recognition gives way to a layering of unexpected meanings and unanswered questions."