Troy Richards

Region: Northeast

City / State: Wilmington, DE

There are so many dead ends in painting that it seemed necessary for me to stop in order to begin again. This body of work began at a crawl, with my simply dividing the canvas into two halves and painting paths to fill and define the surface. Painted by hand and without any masking, each stroke is understood by its relation to the next; where the stroke begins and ends defines the internal structure of the painting. I have continued to subdivide the surface into facets to the point where, in recent paintings, a kind of architecture has emerged. A unified space has been formed through the tenuous relation of its parts, but things do not feel settled. With each step, the work becomes more inclusive, and dodges consistency.