Richard Gorman

Richard Gorman


giallo tilt 2017


oil on linen


150 x 150 cm / 59.1 x 59.1 in

Richard Gorman 
Snug One 2008
oil on linen
170 x 170 cm / 66.9 x 66.9 in
Richard  Gorman 
Kin-Kan 2015
oil on linen
150 x 150 cm / 59.1 x 59.1 in 
Richard Gorman 
Shuffle 2009
oil on linen
300 x 300 cm / 118.1 x 118.1 in   
 
Richard Gorman 
Iwano series I
2015
handmade paper
275 x 320 cm / 108 x 126 in  
Richard Gorman 
Iwano series VII  
2015
handmade paper
275 x 320 cm / 108 x 126 in  
Richard Gorman 
Iwano series VIII
2015
handmade paper
275 x 320 cm / 108 x 126 in  
Richard Gorman
Klik-Klan Green
2015
oil on linen
150 x 150 cm / 59.1 x 59.1 in
Richard Gorman
Kan-A
2015 
oil on linen 
80 x 80 cm / 31.5 x 31.5 in
Richard Gorman
Klik-Kan Blue
2015
oil on linen
150 x 150 cm / 59.1 x 59.1 in
Richard Gorman
Spin-Kan 
2015
oil on linen
150 x 150 cm / 59.1 x 59.1 in
Richard Gorman
K-Nip
2014
oil on linen
170 x 170 cm / 66.9 x 66.9 in
Richard Gorman 
Middle grey lighter 
2014
gouache on handmade kozo washi paper
64 x 49 cm / 25.2 x 19.3 in 
Richard Gorman 
Dots home 
2014
gouache on handmade kozo washi paper
64 x 49 cm / 25.2 x 19.3 in   
 
Richard Gorman 
Squeeze violet 
2013
gouache on handmade kozo washi paper
64 x 49 cm / 25.2 x 19.3 in
Richard Gorman 
Squeeze arancio 
2013
gouache on handmade kozo washi paper
64 x 49 cm / 25.2 x 19.3 in
Richard Gorman
Slide Shuffle
2009
oil on linen
80 x 80 cm / 31.5 x 31.5 in 
Richard Gorman
Ceruleum Shuffle
2009
oil on linen
80 x 80 cm / 31.5 x 31.5 in   
Richard Gorman, Buzz and Hum
Limerick City Gallery of Art,
9 February – 16 April 2017
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Richard Gorman
CASA 
Castletown House
30 May - 30 September 2016
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Richard Gorman
Iwano
Kerlin Gallery
16 March – 7 May 2016
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Richard Groman
KIN
9 May - 27 July 2014 
The MAC, Belfast
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Richard Gorman
Kozo
Kerlin Gallery
20th January - 25th February 2012
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  • KIN, Richard Gorman at The MAC, Belfast
    A film by Judith Du Pasquier

b. 1946, Dublin, Ireland.

A gifted colourist, Richard Gorman is best known for his paintings and works on paper exploring the dynamic interplay between geometric forms. The artist’s work has been greatly influenced by his frequent and extended trips to Japan – for over 25 years, he has visited the family-run Iwano paper factory in Echizen to produce his handmade kozo washi paper. Produced on both a monumental and intimate scale, these paper works offer a delicacy and fragility in counterpoint to his more robust oils on canvas. Both strands of Gorman’s practice draw their power from the compositional tension between increasingly prominent and boldly simplified blocks of colour, often with a subtly playful or humorous undertone.
 
Gorman has exhibited widely and regularly since the mid-1980s, especially in Dublin at Kerlin Gallery, and also in London, Milan and Tokyo. Frequent and extended visits to Japan have notably influenced his working methods and materials, most memorably in a series of highly successful large-scale works executed on handmade washi paper that he produced in western Japan in 1999, 2003 and 2008. 
 
Recent solo exhibitions include Castletown House, Kildare; Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (both 2016); Assab One, Milan (2015); The MAC, Belfast (2014); Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2012); Mitaka City Gallery of Art and Ashikaga City Museum of Art Japan (2010); CCGA Koriyama Museum, Japan (2003); Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, and Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (2001); Itami City Gallery of Art and Mitaka City Art Foundation in Japan (1999). Gorman has also, over the past few years, participated in numerous group shows including Der Spiegel Galerie, Cologne; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; and 'A Measured Quietude', an exhibition of contemporary Irish drawings, which toured the Berkeley Art Museum, California and The Drawing Center, New York. He is represented in many collections, both public and private in Europe, the UK, Ireland and Japan including New York Public Library, Deutsche Bank and The Ulster Museum.
 
In 2014, Gorman became the first Irish artist to design a carré scarf for luxury fashion house Hermès. Gorman’s designs are used in the Hermès Autumn/Winter 2015 menswear collection and featured in an Hermès window display at the iconic Japanese department store Isetan, Shinjuku, Tokyo, from October 2015.

 

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Richard Gorman, Buzz and Hum

Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland

9 February – 16 April 2017

Two-person exhibition with Samuel Walsh. A publication will be made available.

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Richard Gorman, Kan

ASSAB ONE, Milan, Italy

28 November – 18 December 2015

Solo exhibition

An exhibition of paintings from Richard Gorman's new series KAN opens at ASSAB ONE, Milan on 28 November.

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Richard Gorman for Hermès

Window Installation, Hermès, Isetan Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

From 20 October 2015

Installation

As part of his ongoing collaboration with the French fashion house Hermès, Richard Gorman has designed a window installation for the brand's shopfront in the iconic Japanese department store Isetan Shinjuku.

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Richard Gorman for Hermès

Collaboration

Richard Gorman’s powerful compositions and inimitable colour in a magnificent encounter with the world of Hermès. An encounter which produced four bold silk carrés. The design also featured in the menswear AW15 show where it was used on men’s shirts. Now based in Milan, Gorman will be in Dublin next Wednesday opening the RDS Library Speakers.


The talk is free, but booking is essential – tel 01-2407254 or email librarydesk@rds.

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'Meditation on Plates'

Dorothy Cross, David Godbold, Richard Gorman, Stephen McKenna & Kathy Prendergast

12 July - 31 October 2014

Casino Marino, Dublin

The Office of Public Works will present an exhibition 'Meditation on Plates: Inspired by Lord Charlemont's Casino' in one of Ireland's most highly regarded historic buildings, the Casino at Marino, Dublin.


A group of almost 40 esteemed Irish and international artists, designers and architects was invited to respond to the Casino building, some of its ornamental elements or surroundings in a personal drawing. The artists' drawings have been transferred onto porcelain plates and reproduced in a limited edition of 18 plates per artist. The resulting collection is rich in its variety of interpretations and the quality and  beauty of the work.

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Richard Gorman

KIN

9 May - 27 July 2014

The MAC, Belfast

Richard Gorman has spent the past twenty years refining his vision of, and his fluency, in paint. He has chiselled out a compositional language and tonal spectrum that are his own. He insists that his paintings mean no more or no less than what they are.

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Hermés

Richard Gorman

Feburary 22, 2015

The Irish Times

 
The celebrated Irish painter and the historic French luxury brand have joined forces to collaborate on a carré scarf, the first time an Irish artist has been invited to work on such an exchange.
 
-Deirdre McQuillan
 
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