Chris Richter

Reveal 402 Cinnabar

Reveal 402 Cinnabar

Work Details

Reveal 402 Cinnabar

2022

oil on canvas over panel

40 X 40

Inventory ID: #3408





    About Chris Richter

    The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.

    Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all.

    But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.

    - William Blake, 1799, The Letters

    I’m intrigued by the phrase “human nature.” Many indigenous cultures believe the world is populated with spiritual powers that take the shape of animals and plants. In other words, there are many forms of intelligence, not just the human kind. Nature is primed to tell us intriguing, unimaginable and useful secrets. My work continually explores the humanity found in nature. Several years ago, during an early autumn snowstorm, the characteristic eyes of the aspen trees pulled me from my world and into theirs. Since spending time in that world I have come to realize that time of day, seasons, and various environmental conditions are vital in expressing that human condition. Through painting, I attempt to create what happens in nature when I’m not there to observe it. My paintings are strong on color and technique and my conceptual approach is essential to the dramatic composition of every picture. When abstraction occurs, the deconstruction process of the painting and ultimately the subject matter itself becomes a statement about our own human impact on nature.

    All Works by Chris Richter

    Reveal 402 Cinnabar

    Reveal 402 Cinnabar

    2022

    oil on canvas over panel

    40 X 40

    Inventory ID: #3408

    Reveal 525  Willowy Green

    Reveal 525 Willowy Green

    2022

    oil on canvas over panel

    36 X 36

    Inventory ID: #3409

    Reveal Triptych Suite

    Reveal Triptych Suite

    2019

    oil on canvas

    38 X 30 X 2

    Inventory ID: #2331

    3 panels canvas stretched over panel
    Navy 14x30 Fire 10x30 Crimson 14x30
    Reveal 480, Bristol Green

    Reveal 480, Bristol Green

    2020

    oil on canvas over panel

    60 X 80 X 2

    Inventory ID: #3359

    Reveal 484-Beige Wisp

    Reveal 484-Beige Wisp

    2020

    oil on cavas over panel

    24 X 24 X 2

    Inventory ID: #2461

    Reveal 485-Tan Wisp

    Reveal 485-Tan Wisp

    2020

    oil on canvas over panel

    24 X 24 X 2

    Inventory ID: #2462

    Reveal 452 Orange Streak

    Reveal 452 Orange Streak

    2018

    oil on canvas over panel

    30 X 48 X 2

    Inventory ID: #3276