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FACES, FIGURES, PLACES AND THINGS BY RICHARD COLMAN

by Ariadna Zierold

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The latest work by San Francisco-based artist, Richard ColmanFaces, Figures, Places and Things” is a hallucinatory world. However, is not bound by such earthly constraints, and nor are its super-supple inhabitants.

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Their limbs stretch and bend, adding a linear geometry to the soft curves of their bodies which sensually interweave with one another in meditations on ritual, hierarchy and servitude. Colman’s lurid palette in powerfully bold, minimalist blocks only serves to intensify the spiritual trip on which he guides the viewer, and then there’s the piercing eyes, the disembodied heads, and the women eating each other’s hair.

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