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richard vicencio
updated: 08/12/2014
website: www.littlerisingson.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Wall installation
untitled1
Detail, untitled1
untitled15
untitled2
untitled13
untitled12
untitled7
untitled9
untitled14
untitled16
untitled10
untitled11
leftovers1
leftovers2
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, conceptual, obsessive, landscape, meditative, process, organic, pattern, repetition, nature
 
 
Wall installation by richard vicencio
Wall installation
brush and sumi ink on paper
2009
72 " x  126 " 
untitled1 by richard vicencio
untitled1
brush and sumi ink on paper
2009
7 " x  12 " 
Detail, untitled1 by richard vicencio
Detail, untitled1
brush and sumi ink on paper
2009
7 " x  12 " 
untitled15 by richard vicencio
untitled15
brush and sumi ink on paper
2011
4.5 " x  6.5 " 
untitled2 by richard vicencio
untitled2
brush and sumi ink on paper
2009
15 " x  38.75 " 
untitled13 by richard vicencio
untitled13
brush and sumi ink on paper
2011
17.5 " x  40 " 
untitled12 by richard vicencio
untitled12
brush and sumi ink on paper
2011
12.5 " x  40 " 
untitled7 by richard vicencio
untitled7
brush and sumi ink on paper
2009
8 " x  30 " 
untitled9 by richard vicencio
untitled9
brush and sumi ink on paper
2009
12.5 " x  40 " 
untitled14 by richard vicencio
untitled14
brush and sumi ink on paper
2011
17.5 " x  40 " 
untitled16 by richard vicencio
untitled16
brush and sumi ink on paper
2011
8 " x  28 " 
untitled10 by richard vicencio
untitled10
brush and sumi ink on paper
2009
20 " x  50 " 
untitled11 by richard vicencio
untitled11
brush and sumi ink on paper
2009
40 " x  45 " 
leftovers1 by richard vicencio
leftovers1
brush and sumi ink on paper
2009
27 " x  35 " 
leftovers2 by richard vicencio
leftovers2
brush and sumi ink on paper
2009
58 " x  37 " 

Artist Statement
     In executing these drawings, I used sumi ink and a very fine sumi brush to draw more or less parallel lines on the paper. Because of the sensitivity of the brush, inconsistencies of spacing and line weight could not be helped, and as the lines
amassed, the inconsistencies created patterns in the forming gray. The creation of these drawings is very much a meditative process, though not in the sense of meditating upon
the drawing itself, but more in the sense of allowing one’s mind and body to move unrestricted through it. Working as such allows for the drawing to compose itself, using me as
just another tool for it’s conception. At other times, though, I felt as if I were distilling all my thoughts and the nuances of my body’s movements to the single hair on the tip of the brush, as if the resulting line was a direct record of me.    
     There are particular dichotomies inherent in these drawings, one of creating an illusory, ephemeral “space” of nothing by way of hundreds upon hundreds of little lines. Another being the different ways of viewing them. When taken in as a whole, they offer a visceral, spontaneous motion which belays their meticulous, controlled nature. These drawings speak to a varied and disparate group of artistic disciplines and styles ranging
from abstract expressionism, minimalism, landscape painting, process art, traditional illustration, outsider art, and japanese ink paintings. Though, I feel they just as well evoke patterns created in nature; the ripple of water, wood grain, hair, low lying clouds,
fractal patterns, desert landscapes and such, which is in keeping with the process used to create them. 

Artist Bio / CV
Education
New York University, Studio Art program; 1994-1996
Columbus College of Art And Design(Columbus, Ohio); Illustration major; 1998-2000
Internship at Star Axis earth sculpture(New Mexico); July ‘96- Nov. ‘96