Richard Bledsoe “Fortunato” oil on canvas 20″ x 16″ Part of a series of literary alcoholics I’m working on-in this case from the Edgar Allan Poe story, “The Cask of Amontillado.” This is the first oil painting I’ve completed since moving my studio into my house in December of 2012. I actually finished this painting…
In March 2013 for Art Detour Michele Bledsoe and I are taking part in the MonOrchid 25 Years Downtown exhibition and art ball.
A look at artists who have shaped the Phoenix art scene Michele Bledsoe and I are honored to be included
A blog post on “Dowager: Playing the Empress” Richard Bledsoe “Dowager: Playing the Empress” acrylic on canvas 20″ x 16″ SOLD
Richard Bledsoe “Victorian Streets” acrylic on canvas 30″ x 30″ The first in a series of architectural/structural explorations
I recently posted this on Facebook, attached to a video of Stuckism founder Charles Thomson discussing art history (see video here) Remodernism founder Charles Thomson discusses the changes happening in the art world, which is of course a harbinger for changes happening in society in general. This is a time of the failure of the…
Lovely Michele Bledsoe Hard to say which one is woolier Two photos from Obliq Art, February 1, 2013 Special thanks to photographers Rachael Sturgill and Dan Tyre
A nice article about the gallery where Michele Bledsoe and I will be showing in February. DOWNTOWN DEVIL: Obliq Gallery Brings A New Option to the Arizona Center
An overview of Symbolist Art Before I found a contemporary guiding philosophy in Remodernism, I recognized in my work shared concerns with the Symbolist painters of the late 1800s-early 1900s. The spiritual aspects of light, darkness and color. Acceptance of gods, monsters and the grotesque as worthy explorations for art. A mystical sense of purpose.…
“Myths are the world’s dreams. They are archetypal dreams and deal with great human problems. Myths and dreams come from the same place. They come from realizations of some kind that then have to find expression in symbolic form.” -Joseph Campbell Painting is among the greatest of symbolic forms.