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RICHARD KELLEY

                                                                                         

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Jeff Fleming, Director of the Des Moines Art Center, discusses Richard Kelley's new work.

In my painting and drawing, I want a sense of passion, life connectedness and, above all, "Magic."  By passion I mean simply energy and intensity or vigor. The movement of the colors and forms should be energetic and continuous, like life itself.   In regard to life connectedness, I find myself moving toward an art that is less abstract in terms of total emphasis, with reference always to concrete subject matter.   Lastly, "Magic" is the hardest element to define because various artists have captured it in so many different ways, but for me, "Magic" is essentially "unpredictability" - I want my colors and objects and compositions to be unpredictable, but once the viewer has taken them in, to make prefect sense. Beyond this, I feel that critical room should be left for viewers to make their own interpretations.

CONTEMPORARIES VIDEO SERIES: RICHARD KELLEY

VIEW 2013 PASTEL WORKS ON MOBERG EDITIONS

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"Mischief in the Works"

Acrylic on canvas

   56" x 44"     

 

 

 

 

"A Time for Play"

Acrylic on canvas

   44" x 56"     

 

 

 

   
   

"Bridge Takeover"

Oil on canvas

                                                                  61" x 44"                                                                  

 

"Invasion on Gansevoort Street"

Oil on canvas

44" x 57"

   
   

"Butterflies and Bathers"

Oil on canvas

50" x 44 "

 

"Apartment Tales"

Oil on canvas

49 1/2" x 57"

   
   

"Seige"

Oil on canvas

42" x 54"

 

"Mary Ann and Friends Go Swimming"

Oil on canvas

40" x 32"

   
   

"Mary Ann and Friends Crossing the Delaware"

Oil on canvas

37.5" x 55"

 

"Mary Ann Leading the Rebellion of the Animals"

Oil on canvas

51" x 55"

   
   

"Fishing"

Oil on canvas

42" x 58"

 

"Flooded Houses"

Oil on canvas

48" x 72"

   
   

"Behind Enemy Lines"

Oil on canvas

28" x 40"

 

"Holding On"

Oil on canvas

48 3/8" x 37 1/8"

   
   

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"To Each His Own Island"

Oil on canvas

24" x 50"

 

"Above Red Waters"

Oil on canvas

30" x 30"

 

   
   

"Meandering River"

Oil on canvas

29" x 60"

"Living With Too Much Structure"

Oil on canvas

44" x 34"

   
   

"Reflections"

Oil on canvas

41" x 40"

"Elan Vitale I"

Oil on canvas

54" x 36"

 

 
   

"Monument for Our Times"

Oil on canvas

Available for Purchase

 

"Thrusting Houses"

Oil on canvas

34" x 46"

 
   

"Visiting the Ruins"

Oil on canvas

"Hovering Structures"

Oil on canvas

72" x 53"

 

 
   

"The Safe Harbor"
Cray-pas on paper

11" x 14"

 

"Burrowing In"

Oil on canvas

27" x 48 3/8"

 

 
   

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