Richard Learoyd - The Outside World
17 October 2013
Our long-time client and friend Richard Learoyd has been busy developing a brand new body of work for display at San Francisco’s Fraenkel Gallery! Titled ‘The Outside World’, Richard has journeyed to the stunning English countryside to capture images that have ‘long been latent in his imagination’. Learoyd occasionally introduces ‘an element of implied narrative through subtle intervention and staged figures’ into the landscape scenes with a beautiful and captivating result. Using a large camera obscura constructed by the artist himself, Richard creates large format gelatin silver contact prints using the traditional negative/positive process first invented over 170 years ago. At up to 80 inches wide, Richard’s work constitutes some of the largest contact prints ever produced, with each piece being as unique as an original oil painting. The artist’s work sits within permanent collections in The Victoria and Albert Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art among others and is widely collected across the globe.
This exhibition is on display 12th September - 26th October. Please click here to view a short film on the making of the collection.