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Richard Lund
updated: 04/17/2013
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Somewhere Out There
Blue and White 3
Last Parade
Green and Yellow Array
Nightside
Subatomic Blue
Mixel Pixel 2
Distant Gray
Domesday
White Swarm
Crowded Universe
Pink Moon
Circle Around The Sun
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract
 
 
Somewhere Out There by Richard Lund
Somewhere Out There
Mixed Media
2012
36 " x  36 "  x 3 " 
Blue and White 3 by Richard Lund
Blue and White 3
Mixed Media
2010
30 " x  30 "  x 3 " 
Last Parade by Richard Lund
Last Parade
Mixed Media
2012
30 " x  24 "  x 3 " 
Green and Yellow Array by Richard Lund
Green and Yellow Array
Mixed Media
2009
24 " x  24 "  x 3 " 
Nightside by Richard Lund
Nightside
Mixed Media
2011
24 " x  24 "  x 3 " 
Subatomic Blue by Richard Lund
Subatomic Blue
Mixed Media
2010
24 " x  24 "  x 3 " 
Mixel Pixel 2 by Richard Lund
Mixel Pixel 2
Mixed Media
2012
24 " x  24 "  x 1 " 
Distant Gray by Richard Lund
Distant Gray
Mixed Media
2012
30 " x  24 "  x 3 " 
Domesday by Richard Lund
Domesday
Mixed Media
2012
36" x  36"  x 3" 
White Swarm by Richard Lund
White Swarm
Mixed Media
2009
36 " x  36 "  x 2 " 
Crowded Universe by Richard Lund
Crowded Universe
Mixed Media
2011
24" x  30"  x 3" 
Pink Moon by Richard Lund
Pink Moon
Mixed Media
2011
30" x  24"  x 3" 
Circle Around The Sun by Richard Lund
Circle Around The Sun
Mixed media
2013
36" x  36"  x 3" 

Artist Statement

Working with mixed media to create assemblage wall art, my current body of work is abstract, colorful, and textural. I approach art-making with a purely aesthetic and creative method, meaning I allow my mind's eye to envision a desirable composition and then find the materials needed to create it. For me, this results in the most expressive and effective way to produce a meaningful work. Operating from my apartment in Long Island City, New York, I tend to work on projects as ideas occur. A mental, emotional, and even physical need to create arouses my spirit, and that is when I work best. My work is relief-style sculpture which incorporates everyday items and found objects. As I create in this style, patterns of color and texture develop, and symmetry and asymmetry become especially pronounced. In some pieces I use grid-like modules, while in others I allow more freedom of movement by placing assorted pieces in rhythmic arrangements. 

The assemblages I make incorporate a concoction of media, primarily everyday items and found objects. The act of creating art from mundane materials presents a stimulating challenge that provides a basis for my motivation. At some point, a profound conversion occurs. As I build my pieces using techniques such as laser cutting, surface treatments, and joining methods, I see this transformation slowly take place. This process of subliminal metamorphosis of materials drives me to continue in my current series.

Artist Bio / CV
I was born in Coney Island, raised in Upstate New York and spent my high school days on a Navajo Indian reservation in Parker, Arizona. I served in the Marines and did two 13 month tours in Vietnam in the middle to late 60’s, hitch-hiked around the country and worked odd jobs for the better part of the early 70’s, became a professional games player in the mid 70’s, went back to school in the late 70’s, got a job with a New York-based utility company in 1979 and retired in 2010 to pursue my interest in art.