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RICHARD HARRISON 6th September 2019 -10th October 2019 ArtMoorHouse, Moor House building 120 London Wall EC2Y5ET London, UK


THE FIRE DOWN BELOW (DETAIL), 2018, Oil on linen 213.5 x 183 cm

Richard Harrison The critic Brian Sewell was an early champion of Harrison’s work. He recognised its committed, insistent nature and described the artist as a “visionary prophet” and his paintings as “big, bold, beautiful and threatening”.

Richard Harrison was born in 1954 to an unmarried mother and was adopted at 20 days old by a comfortable uppermiddle class mercantile family f rom Liverpool. He was educated at Aysgarth School, a prep school in North Yorkshire, and at Harrow School, which Harrison describes as one of England's "f inest prisons for adolescent boys”. He read Medieval History at Trinity College, Cambridge, where


he completed his degree in 1976. After several years of wandering and drift, which culminated in a three month spell in a drug re-habilitation clinic in the summer of 1984, he went on to complete BA and MA degrees in Painting at Chelsea School of Art in 1987 and 1988 respectively.

His f irst solo show in 1990 at The Berkeley Square Gallery in London’s Mayfair district was greeted with great acclaim by Brian Sewell, who declared in London’s Evening Standard newspaper that “Harrison’s pictures are wholly contemporary and could be of no other time than ours, and yet, I suspect, such old masters as Goya, Rembrandt and Delacroix might recognise him as in some sense their heir”.

Many solo shows in England and abroad have followed, and his monumental crucif ixion triptych “At The End ... A Beginning” hangs in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.

Harrison began as an abstract painter with a convincing interest in texture, not only of paint, but even of the canvas on which he painted, which he f requently burned or charred; in these, though they represented nothing, there was a mysterious link with the Rococo paintings of the eighteenth century. He then moved on through landscape and the f igure to biblical and mythical narratives that were common among the European painters f rom the High Renaissance to the High Olympus of Vic torian ar t . Temptation and the constant struggle between good and


THERE WAS WINTER IN MY HEART, 2018, Oil, acrylic on linen, 160 x 180 cm

evil are themes that Harrison has returned to in recent f igurative works, as is the other given in life, that one day death will be waiting around the corner.

In his book “Nothing Wasted : The Paintings of Richard Harrison”, published in 2010, Brian Sewell concluded with, “We should look at him not as a painter comfortably settled in middle age, but as a young painter with at least as much ahead of him as in his past, a young painter of u n d i m i n i s h i n g t u r b u l e n t e n q u i r y, b u t w i t h a l l t h e advantages of practice, maturity, education and broad experience”.


On Show at ArtMoorHouse


Richard Harrison

PULSAR, 2011 Oil on canvas 99 x 89 cm £ 6,750


Richard Harrison

TERMINUS III, 2014 Oil, acrylic, collage on canvas on plywood panel 61 x 56 cm £ 4,250


Richard Harrison

FROM THE DEEP, 2014 Oil, acrylic on linen 180 x 150 cm £ 12,500


Richard Harrison

TRIMLINE, 2014 Oil and acrylic on linen 122 x 152.5 cm £ 9,750


Richard Harrison

GORGE, 2014 Oil and acrylic on canvas on plywood panel 38.5 x 41 cm £ 3,250


Richard Harrison

THE SUMMIT, 2014 Oil on canvas on plywood panel 61 x 56 cm £ 4,250


Richard Harrison

HELGAFEL, 2014 Oil and acrylic on linen 71 x 122 cm £ 6,750


Richard Harrison

IN A PURPLE PATCH, 2015 Oil on canvas 183 x 152.5 cm £ 12,500


Richard Harrison

FROZEN EARTH, 2015 Oil and acrylic on linen 71 x 122 cm £ 6,750


Richard Harrison

MISTY MOUNTAIN, 2015 Oil on linen 152.5 x 183 cm £ 12,500


Richard Harrison

FOG, 2017 Oil on linen 101.5 x 91.5 cm ÂŁ 6,750


Richard Harrison

OVER THE HORIZON, 2017 Oil on canvas 100 x 90 cm £ 6,750


Richard Harrison

IF THE WORLD SHOUD END,2017 Oil and acrylic on linen 180 x 150 cm £ 12,500


Richard Harrison

BEFORE THE WINTER, 2017 Oil on canvas 53 x 59 cm £ 4,250


Richard Harrison

HENGE, 2017 Oil, collage on linen 91.5 x 101.5 cm ÂŁ 6,750


Richard Harrison

MOORLAND, 2017 Oil, collage on linen 48 x 54 cm £ 3,750


Richard Harrison

BACK TO THE GARDEN, 2018 Oil, collage on canvas 127 x 102 cm £ 7,500


Richard Harrison

THE FIRE DOWN BELOW, 2018 Oil on linen 213.5 x 183 cm £ 15,000


Richard Harrison

LATITUDE, 2019 Oil on canvas on wood panel 15 x 15 cm £ 850


Richard Harrison

THERE WAS WINTER IN MY HEART, 2019 Oil, acrylic on linen 160 x 180 cm £ 12,500


Richard Harrison

BREAKING WAVE, 2011 Oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal on canvas 90 x 100 cm £ 6,750


Richard Harrison

GREEN DAY, 2019 Oil on canvas on wood panel 15 x 15 cm £ 850


Richard Harrison

LAVA FLOW, 2015 Oil and acrylic on canvas on plywood panel 42 x 60 cm £ 3,250


Richard Harrison

MORAINE II, 2019 Oil on canvas on wood panel 15 x 15 cm £ 850


Richard Harrison

THE SUN FADING LIGHT, 2017 Oil on linen 91.5 x 101.5 cm £ 6,750


Richard Harrison

CLEFT, 2014 Oil on canvas on plywood 38.5 x 41 cm £ 3,240


Richard Harrison

Available for viewing upon request


Richard Harrison

TRIASSIC (Tryptic), 2010 Oil and acrylic on canvas 183 x 319 cm £ 22,500


Richard Harrison

THE EDGE AND BEYOND, 2014 Oil and collage on canvas on hardboard panel 61 x 48 cm £ 3,750


Richard Harrison

LEFT WITH AN ECHO, 2017 Oil on linen 122 x 72 cm £ 6,750


Richard Harrison

PLUME, 2017 Oil on linen 101.5 x 91.5 cm £ 6,750


Richard Harrison

CLOUDS CLOSING IN, 2017 Oil on canvas 90 x 100 cm £ 6,750


Richard Harrison

IT’S BEEN A LONG LONG TIME, 2019 Oil on linen 183 x 213.5 cm £ 15,000


Richard Harrison

VEILS OF MIST, 2019 Oil and collage on linen 150 x 200 cm £ 15,000


Richard Harrison

b. 1954, Liverpool, England

EDUCATION :

1973-76 Trinity College, Cambridge

BA Hons. Degree in History

1981-83 London College of Furniture

Diploma in Furniture Design

1984-87 Chelsea School of Art, London

BA Hons. Degree in Fine Art

1987-88 Chelsea School of Art, London

MA Degree in Painting

SOLO EXHIBITIONS :

2018 2016 2015 2013 London 2011 2011 2011 2010 2008 2006 2003 2002 London 1997 1993 1990

“Over The Horizon” at Pontone Gallery, London
 Albemarle Gallery, London
 CB1 Gallery Guest Space, Los Angeles, USA
 “Sex, Lust, Death and The Maiden”, Albemarle Gallery, Dea Orh Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic “Nothing Wasted”, at Jamb, London with Albemarle Gallery and Chenshia Museum, Wuhan, China Chenshia Museum, Wuhan, China Albemarle Gallery, London
 Albemarle Gallery, London
 Albemarle Gallery, London Albemarle Gallery, London Albemarle Gallery, London 2001 Fun Factory Gallery, Gallery 27, London Jill George Gallery, London
 Berkeley Square Gallery, London


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS :

Associated Newspapers Ltd., London
 Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, London Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
 Unex Group
 Chenshia Museum, Wuhan, China
 Orb Estates, London
 Philip Wilson Fine Art Publishing, London
 Mirabaud Holdings, London
 Farhat Museum, Beirut, Lebanon
 Southampton City Gallery


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