Björkholmen Gallery

Richard Aldrich

Characteristic in Richard Aldrich´s artistry is the intriguing variety when it comes to styles of expression, featuring both figurative and abstract elements, as well as communicating of fervor of expression or at other times of precise calculation. With his awareness of the whole, or certainty of vision, he is able to place an individual spot of colour or a small cut in canvas to complete a piece. 

While being easily placed in the tradition of abstract expressionism, Aldrich´s paintings with their scratched lines or delicate brushwork in all their variety simultaneously do become raw materials, or visual clues in production of another language. His works set up a stage where the viewers are challenged to navigate themselves around, and interpret the work.