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I Was Just Leaving: The Artwork of Richard Colman
Roger Gastman, Richard Colman:
I Was Just Leaving
The Artwork of Richard Colman
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Richard Colman lives, works and exhibits in Los Angeles California. Channeling Edward Gorey’s sinsister gothic style and Henry Darger’s twisted story-telling in equal measures, Colman’s work is finely rendered, dark, but also humorous.
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Over the past five years, Colman has exhibited in well received shows including a solo show at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles, and ground breaking group shows including Royal Elastics, Street Wise (London), and Career Days at MOCA D.C. with Dalek, Stephen Powers, Mike Giant, and NEWA.

148 pages, Hardcover, 9'' x 10'' (230 x 254 mm)
95 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-1-58423-254-4  $ 39.95
About the Artist:
Richard Colman
Richard Colman
Richard Colman was born in 1976 and grew up in leafy Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. His childhood home looks a little bit like the terracotta brick houses in his more elaborate paint­ings, but the sim­il­ar­ity is just a structural one; presumably, there wasn’t nearly as much sodomy and decapitation in his real home.
Bethesda was a well-heeled place full of powerful people, but Richard spent much of his teenage years venturing into D.C. 'both the ritzy and gritty parts' exploring, paint­ing walls, and going to hardcore shows. Richard loved the presentable part of the city: the free museums, the monu­ments, and the energy of the locus of political power.
But just as much, he became fascinated with the other D.C., a place that had noth­ing to do with government and would never draw tourists. Just as his paintings of houses look a little like his own, there was plenty to D.C. that lay under the surface. (excerpt from website bio)
Website: richardcolmanart.com
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GINGKO PRESS | POP CULTURE BOOK | ISBN-13: 9781584232544 | ISBN-10: 1-58423-254-4 / 1584232544