Richard Wathen, ‘Ludo’, 2010, Phillips
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Richard Wathen

Ludo, 2010

Oil on linen mounted on aluminum
28 3/10 × 22 in
71.8 × 55.9 cm
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About the work
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Signed, titled and dated "Richard Wathen 'Ludo' 2010" on the reverse
Richard Wathen
British, b. 1971
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Though Richard Wathen paints a range of figures—including adolescents, nude women, old men, and, occasionally, animals—he contends that all of his works are autobiographical, saying, “I consider all of the portraits to be self-portraits.” Each of his paintings begins with a memory, which he often embodies in the figure of a human being, making autobiographical references with his choices of clothing, gender, coloring, and accoutrements. Wathen combines these personal references with art-historical ones, his works evoking the style of master portraitists like Thomas Gainsborough, but with an eerie, sometimes sinister twist.

Richard Wathen, ‘Ludo’, 2010, Phillips
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About the work
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Signed, titled and dated "Richard Wathen 'Ludo' 2010" on the reverse
Richard Wathen
British, b. 1971
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Though Richard Wathen paints a range of figures—including adolescents, nude women, old men, and, occasionally, animals—he contends that all of his works are autobiographical, saying, “I consider all of the portraits to be self-portraits.” Each of his paintings begins with a memory, which he often embodies in the figure of a human being, making autobiographical references with his choices of clothing, gender, coloring, and accoutrements. Wathen combines these personal references with art-historical ones, his works evoking the style of master portraitists like Thomas Gainsborough, but with an eerie, sometimes sinister twist.

Richard Wathen

Ludo, 2010

Oil on linen mounted on aluminum
28 3/10 × 22 in
71.8 × 55.9 cm
Bidding closed