Richard Learoyd, Still/Life

by Estel Vilaseca,

Let’s start this Monday with something violently beautiful. It comes with Richard Learoyd last exhibition at McKee Gallery in New York. Twelve new workd all created by the camera obscura technique that gives an unique texture to their pictures. The most old tecnique in opposition to modernity. Each one of that portraits takes, at last, eight hours of exposure. A some kind of spirituality exercise caught in the photosensitive paper of his works. In that last show, the artist has included some still lifes to “force viewer to consider both the fragility of life and all its inherent beauty.”