Richard Healy

 

Like many of my generation I grew up playing video games, reading comics and watching Hollywood films. I attempt to recreate on canvas the drama and suspense these mediums convey to the viewer.

My work is primarily based around the figure and alluding to the sinister. I aim to create scenes in which something is about to happen or has just happened, the moment of consideration before, or after an action. Unlike a comic or a film in which the structure is controlled tightly so to create one reading of an image, I aim to create images which allow for multiple interpretations. The works are intended to have a sense of ambiguity, and allow for enough space so the viewer can draw their own narratives and conclusions.

I try to combine a wide range of techniques and mediums - acrylic, pencil, charcoal, oil, aerosol and ink. My work brings aspects of street art, comic imagery and drama, and traditional figurative art together onto one canvas. (Image courtesy Ed Cryer)

Richard Healy 

http://www.richardhealyart.com/

ARTIST STATEMENT 'WIP' (Work in Progress)' 2018 – Richard Healy

 Healy explores situations, relationships and what it is to be human. Using digital collage as a starting point, Healy re-contextualizes his source material to construct images of people in ambiguous situations, leading the viewer to question.

 Healy brings reality and fiction, time and space, onto a single canvas, creating anxiety and uneasiness, challenging preconceptions. The paintings toe the line somewhere between figuration and abstraction, provoking a sinister sense of unease as the figures constantly lead your eyes around the pictures.

ARTIST STATEMENT 'reincarnation' 2018 - Richard Healy

Healy’s works depict scenes of figures and bodies, in the midst of movement or action - obstructed and broken creating a tension and ambiguity on the canvas. Using digital collage as a starting point he has re-contextualised (reincarnated) his source material to create new narratives.

In these works by pulling apart his original source material, Healy obstructs the narrative and blurs the line between figuration and abstraction. Creating images that ultimately lean more towards abstraction and horror than any direct narrative.

Curriculum Vitae

RICHARD-HEALY-ARTIST-CURRICULUM-VITAE-2020.docx (docx 12kB)

Exhibitions

  • Wed 12 Feb - Fri 06 Mar 2020 'Exit Wounds' - Richard Healy

    Exit Wounds is a series of works by Richard Healy exploring the deconstruction and fragmentation of the figure to create an unnerving moment of tension. Unfinished or incomplete compositions provoke a sinister sense of unease, leaving the viewer to feel they have arrived late to a scene. Like a physical exit wound, a gaping void is left behind; with no beginning and no end, the eye lingers on the canvas and a new narrative forms. 

    Richard Healy is a Perth born, Australian artist currently residing in the coastal town of Byron Bay, NSW. Exit Wounds is a series of works created during Healy’s recent residency at STALA CONTEMPORARY.

  • Wed 11 Dec - Fri 10 Jan 2020 'Seasonal Salon' - STALA CONTEMPORARY artists (Gallery A)

    A salon hang of some of the works of the incredible artists who exhibit at STALA CONTEMPORARY. Join us to celebrate the amazing art year that was! Works pictured here are just an indication and will be available to cash and carry after Opening Night.

  • Tue 11 Dec - Sat 12 Jan 2019 'WIP' (Work in Progress) - Group Exhibition (Image courtesy Ian Williams artist)

    STALA CONTEMPORARY is proud to celebrate the opening of its new gallery premises with its inaugural group exhibition 'WIP (Work in Progress' running 11 -29 December 2018. Featuring an exuberant and eclectic assembly of 17 exceptional artists:

    Adam Hisham Ismail/ Alex Maciver/ Anna Sabadini/ Anne Walmsley/ Ayad Alqaragholli/ Denise Pepper/ Di Cubitt/ Ellen Norrish/ Jarrad Martyn/ Kathryn Haug/ Kim Hyunji/ Liam Dee/ Marcia Espinosa/ Michelle Hyland/ Richard Healy/ Sue Leeming/ Wade Taylor

    Affordable/Collectable Art from the West End Arts Precinct to you!

    Image courtesy Ian Williams artist

  • Tue 13 Mar - Fri 23 Mar 2018 'reincarnation' - Group Exhibition

    'reincarnation' is the first group exhibition to celebrate the launch of STALA CONTEMPORARY. Running TUESDAY 13 - Friday 23 March 'reincarnation' features a stellar line up of 13 diverse and dynamic contemporary artists from WA, Melbourne and Sydney,. STALA CONTEMPORARY is thrilled to be featuring painting, drawing and sculptures by Richard Healy (Sydney), Kim Hyunji (Melbourne), Kathryn Haug, Jarrad Martyn, Alex Maciver, Wade Taylor, Michelle Hyland, Di Cubitt, Ayad Alqaragholli, Marcia Espinosa, Anne Walmsley, Ellen Norrish and Adam Hisham Ismail.

    Participating artists have been invited to exhibit new or recent works that respond to the theme of reincarnation.

  • Wed 22 Apr - Sat 23 May 2015 'Holiday' - Richard Healy

    We are beyond THRILLED that we will be showing Richard Healy's new solo exhibition, five years after his sellout first solo in 2010 and his extended studies in San Francisco! Contact us if you want to be on the preview list.

  • Wed 09 Jun - Wed 30 Jun 2010 'cream 03' - 'Ambiguous Spaces' - Richard Healy

    'cream 03' is Curtin University graduate Richard Healy's first solo exhibition at emerge ART SPACE following on from becoming the third recipient of emerge ART SPACE’s ‘cream’ Art Award, awarded annually to an outstanding tertiary arts graduate.  A Curtin University graduate in 2009, ‘cream 03’ is Richard’s first solo exhibition at emerge ART SPACE forming part of this award. His moody and evocative paintings and drawings demonstrate a ‘film noir’ sensibility. Richard’s objective is to create works that allow for multiple interpretations by the viewer. His works are intended to have a sense of ambiguity so his audience can draw their own conclusions and create their own narratives.


Works

RICHARD HEALY - Child's Play

RICHARD HEALY - Child's Play

oil on canvas 2020, 102 x 137cm

$3,800.00
RICHARD HEALY - Dislocation

RICHARD HEALY - Dislocation

oil on canvas 2020, 92 x 92cm

$2,400.00
RICHARD HEALY - Passage

RICHARD HEALY - Passage

oil on canvas 2020, 122 x 153cm

$4,600.00
RICHARD HEALY - Collision

RICHARD HEALY - Collision

oil on board  2017, 28 x 35cm

$950.00
RICHARD HEALY - Floral Arrangement II

RICHARD HEALY - Floral Arrangement II

oil on board 2017, 13 x 18cm

$400.00
RICHARD HEALY - Not Quite Here

RICHARD HEALY - Not Quite Here

oil on canvas 2018, 60 x 60cm

$1,800.00
RICHARD HEALY - Statute of Limitations

RICHARD HEALY - Statute of Limitations

oil on linen 2018, 76 x 100cm

$2,200.00
RICHARD HEALY - Suture

RICHARD HEALY - Suture

oil on canvas 2018, 60 x 60cm

$1,800.00
RICHARD HEALY - The Room

RICHARD HEALY - The Room

oil on board 2018, 28 x 35cm

$950.00
RICHARD HEALY - Untitled #1

RICHARD HEALY - Untitled #1

oil and aerosol on board 2018, 60cm diameter

$1,600.00
RICHARD HEALY - Untitled #2

RICHARD HEALY - Untitled #2

oil and aerosol on board 2018, 60cm diameter

$1,600.00
RICHARD HEALY - Untitled #3

RICHARD HEALY - Untitled #3

oil and aerosol on board 2018, 60cm diameter

$1,600.00
RICHARD HEALY - Wrestling Team

RICHARD HEALY - Wrestling Team

oil on board 2018, 28 x 35cm

$950.00
RICHARD HEALY - Filtered

RICHARD HEALY - Filtered

oil on canvas 2017, 51 x 40.5cm

$1,500.00
RICHARD HEALY - Surface Tension

RICHARD HEALY - Surface Tension

oil on canvas 2017, 51 x 40.5cm

$1,500.00
RICHARD HEALY - Head study in red I

RICHARD HEALY - Head study in red I

oil on canvas 2017, 35 x 28cm 

$950.00
RICHARD HEALY - Head study in red II

RICHARD HEALY - Head study in red II

oil on canvas 2017, 35 x 28cm

$950.00
RICHARD HEALY - Valentine

RICHARD HEALY - Valentine

oil on board 2017, 28 x 35cm

$950.00
RICHARD HEALY - States of Decay

RICHARD HEALY - States of Decay

oil on canvas 2015, 110 x 146cm 

$3,800.00
RICHARD HEALY - The Seeds of Loss

RICHARD HEALY - The Seeds of Loss

oil on canvas 2015, 110 x 146cm

$3,800.00
RICHARD HEALY - The Void

RICHARD HEALY - The Void

oil on canvas 2015, 122 x 152.5cm

$4,600.00
RICHARD HEALY - Exit Wounds

RICHARD HEALY - Exit Wounds
sold

oil on canvas 2020, 153 x 122cm  *ACQUIRED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ART COLLECTION: LAWRENCE WILSON ART GALLERY*

RICHARD HEALY - Fissure

RICHARD HEALY - Fissure
sold

oil on canvas 2020, 92 x 92cm 

RICHARD HEALY - Antibodies #1

RICHARD HEALY - Antibodies #1
sold

oil and aerosol on board 2017, 90cm diameter

RICHARD HEALY - Apartment

RICHARD HEALY - Apartment
sold

oil on board 2018, 28 x 35cm

RICHARD HEALY - Blunder

RICHARD HEALY - Blunder
sold

oil on board 2018, 28 x 35cm

RICHARD HEALY - Fracture

RICHARD HEALY - Fracture
sold

oil on board 2018, 25.5 x 20.5 cm 

RICHARD HEALY - Subject I

RICHARD HEALY - Subject I
sold

oil on board 2018, 13 x 18cm

RICHARD HEALY - Territory

RICHARD HEALY - Territory
sold

oil on canvas 2018, 60 x 60cm  *ACQUIRED BY THE ST. JOHN OF GOD HEALTH CARE ART COLLECTION*

RICHARD HEALY - The Bathers

RICHARD HEALY - The Bathers
sold

oil on canvas 2019, 102 x 137cm

RICHARD HEALY - Guillotine

RICHARD HEALY - Guillotine
sold

oil on board 2015, 23 x 31cm 

STALA CONTEMPORARY

12 Cleaver St, WEST PERTH WA 6005

GALLERY HOURS (During Exhibitions):
Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Or by appointment

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