Chicago artist Richard Grant captures the dichotomy of feeling all of us experience, but few of us can express with such intensity and clarity. InMy Ever Changing Moods, Grant unleashes fragments of complex emotion. But as these shards of color move across the canvas, they never lose the tension and rhythm that unite them, preserve their balance, and evoke our immediate, intuitive response.
With a nod to the colors of Vincent van Gogh and Georges Braque and the lines of Frank Stella and Roy Lichtenstein, Grant has created his own aesthetic in which every detail speaks to his unique point of view. “I am interested in the curious relationship between the physical and metaphysical,” Grant explains. “Like a pathway for the eye, the ‘negative space’ in my paintings suggests transition and impermanence, but also affirms the interconnectedness of all things – even at their most fragmented.”
“When you contemplate Richard Grant’s paintings,” notes art historian Agnieszka Ziemacka, “you find familiar feelings. In his art, a tree is not a tree, a flower is not a flower, a stone is not a stone, a landscape is not a landscape. Rather, they are visual representations of an endless internal struggle to connect with the world around him, a struggle we all experience – our ever changing moods.”
– Jane Grant Tougas