Richard Wathen

“I was interested in portraying someone at more than one point in their life; taking the cubists’ idea of multiple viewpoints and applying it to time”.

Richard Wathen, was born in London in 1971. He now lives and works in Suffolk, UK. Wathen paints fictional portraits that invite ambiguity. The age and gender of the portrayed are often uncertain. “I was interested in portraying someone at more than one point in their life; taking the cubists’ idea of multiple viewpoints and applying it to time”. The figures seem fragile, lost in contemplation, perhaps considering the incommunicable sensations of being alive. Richard Wathen has had solo shows at Max Wigram Gallery, London; L&M Arts, New York; Salon 94, New York. His work was part of group exhibitions at Hauser and Wirth, London; Blum and Poe, Los Angeles; Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna. His work is included in the collections of the MoCA Los Angeles and the Olbricht Collection, Berlin.