The 28th Richard Gorman: Paintings and Paper Works
March 01, 2003 - April 13, 2003
In conjunction with Koriyama City Museum of Art, we held an exhibition of Richard Gorman, a contemporary Irish artist.
Richard Gorman was born in 1946 in Dublin, the capital of Ireland. After studying business economics at Trinity College, he went into a family business, but at the age of 30 he decided to become an artist. He first studied at an art school in Dublin, and in 1983 he went to Paris and started making lithographs. After he attracted public attention with an exhibition of lithographs in his own studio, he followed the development of American abstract expressionism in a critical way. At the same time he was seeking a more original way of expressing himself, and finally returned to the tradition of European art. In the latter half of the 1990s he established studios in Dublin and Milan, and he has been producing abstract works in which he pursues the universality of painting.
In this exhibition, his master work, the "Nine Paintings" series, was exhibited in Koriyama City Museum of Art; it had previously been shown at the RHA in Dublin in 2001. As he also has great affection for Japan, he exhibited a series of works made with Japanese paper, produced in Imadate of Fukui prefecture, the place where Echizen-washi was born.