Richard Gorman

Richard Gorman RHA

Richard Gorman was born in Dublin in 1946. He studied at Trinity College Dublin, NCEA and Dun Laoghaire School of Art from where he graduated in Fine Art in 1980. In 1984 he moved to Paris to study lithography and etching at the Atelier Champfleur. He now divides his time between Milan and Dublin.

He has exhibited widely and regularly since the mid-1980s, especially in Dublin, London, Milan and Tokyo. Frequent and extended visits to Japan have notably influenced his working methods and materials, most memorably in a series of highly successful large-scale works executed on
handmade washi paper that he produced in
western Japan in 1999.

He says of his work: ‘My paintings are not conceptual in the sense of being planned out in advance, and may go through many stages in their period of evolution. I try to remain open to the possibility of surprise, while searching to achieve unity in the tensions and balances between areas of colour and their relationship with the edge of the canvas.’

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