Richard Dunlop

 

Cycles of Nature – Beauty and Tragedy

“I thoroughly enjoyed Richard Dunlop’s recent exhibition at your gallery. Dunlop’s growing achievement interpreting landscape has no real parallel among the work of his contemporaries, dealing as it appears to do with the stubbornly unfashionable subject of natural beauty converging subtly with environmental and broader moral concerns. I think his work will survive beyond the current fixation with the passing parade of narcissistic identity politics in which some artists opportunistically see a parade coming down the street and jump out in front. If anyone needed reminding of my favourite Keats quote “Beauty is truth, truth beauty – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” – Professor Bernard Smith, 1998

“You’ll have to wait ‘til 2020 for the rush of the curatorium.” – Ray Hughes

“If anything, Richard’s work is completely original by way of its singular vision.” – Alison Kubler, 2007