Richard Butler, ‘Sommeangel’, 2017, BCB Art
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Richard Butler

Sommeangel, 2017

Oil on canvas
20 × 16 in
50.8 × 40.6 cm
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Hudson
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Richard Butler
British, b. 1956
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Best known as the founder and singer-songwriter of the British rock band, The Psychedelic Furs (founded 1977), Richard Butler also paints. With his daughter as his muse, he produces expressionistic portraits of pensive female subjects, who serve as ciphers for himself. As he describes, “In a way I think all of my paintings are self-portraits in that, though the face I am painting may not be my own, the feeling I get back from the painting is certainly an important element of my own psyche.” Focused on the material qualities of his medium, Butler smudges, distorts, and overlays patterns onto his models’ faces, creating dynamic compositions at once naturalistic and hallucinatory.

Richard Butler, ‘Sommeangel’, 2017, BCB Art
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Richard Butler
British, b. 1956
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Best known as the founder and singer-songwriter of the British rock band, The Psychedelic Furs (founded 1977), Richard Butler also paints. With his daughter as his muse, he produces expressionistic portraits of pensive female subjects, who serve as ciphers for himself. As he describes, “In a way I think all of my paintings are self-portraits in that, though the face I am painting may not be my own, the feeling I get back from the painting is certainly an important element of my own psyche.” Focused on the material qualities of his medium, Butler smudges, distorts, and overlays patterns onto his models’ faces, creating dynamic compositions at once naturalistic and hallucinatory.

Richard Butler

Sommeangel, 2017

Oil on canvas
20 × 16 in
50.8 × 40.6 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Hudson
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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