'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.   

Influenced by Australian impressionists, Healy’s works depict the harshness of our native landscape, layered with family portraits, analog relics of the artists’ childhood holidays. For every piece, Healy combs through personal albums and the web to source his images. A form of therapy for the artist, the process is deeply introspective. Using digital collage as a starting point, Healy recontextualises his source material to construct cinematic scenes of ambiguous situations; the intersection of reality and fiction onto a single canvas. His interests lie in reassembling each frame; challenging the traditional aesthetics of portraiture and landscape art, Healy seeks to toe the line somewhere between figuration and abstraction.    

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.


Artists

Pieces

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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