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Nov
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Richard Galpin : Peeled Photographs

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Spheres
Peeled Photograph
71 x 85 cm
2010

Fantasy Mouse
Peeled Photograph
123 x 101 cm
2005

Splinter Cell III
Peeled Photograph
100 X 87 cm
2010

The Other Side (New York)
Peeled Photograph
155 X 106 cm
2004

Brace III (breach)
Peeled Photograph
76 x 95 cm
2011

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Richard Galpin’s complex art works are derived from the artist’s own photographs of chaotic cityscapes. Using only a scalpel Galpin intricately scores and peels away the emulsion from the surface of the photograph to produce a radical revision of the urban form. The artist allows himself no collaging, or additions of any kind – each delicate work is a unique piece made entirely by the erasure of photographic information. The works enact a re-imagining of the city, but their futuristic vision is predicated on the city as it is now, with the intricate details bearing traces of contemporary urban experience. Playing between abstraction and representation, the works draw their visual language from a variety of early 20th century movements such as Constructivism, and Vorticism…

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Richard Galpin : Website

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