Richard Livingston makes paintings of pleasure and tragedy
using as source material images from archives and the media, which
are selected for their emotional resonance. All references to a
particular time or place are erased to isolate and accentuate the
posture, gesture or fragment. By blurring an anguished or sensual
moment and erasing its specificity, another dimension such as colour
or tenderness may be revealed, presenting an oscillation between
suffering and pleasure, coexistence and separation, remembering and
forgetting. Many of the current works are exploring human emotions,
perceived through images of animals - in the laboratory, the home or
wildlife films. We use animal metaphors to picture desire, affection,
cruelty and the movement between visceral animal and rational

Lives and works in London.


BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College . 1995-1998


Kamikaze Blossom, Fieldgate Gallery, London 2006

Exhaustion, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London 2006

Black Bile, Three Colts Gallery, London 2005

BoBo's, London 1999

Nunnery Gallery, London 2003

Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles 2003

Kyubidou Gallery, Tokyo 2003

7/7 Gallery, London 2002

Raid Projects, Los Angeles 2002

Nunnery Gallery, London 2002

Art First Gallery, London 2001

Nunnery Gallery, London 1999

FLAG Gallery , Berlin 1998

Proud Gallery, London 1998

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