Jul 172016

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“Galleries are scrambling toward nationally relevant contemporary art,” says Willy Bo Richardson, a Santa Fe-born painter whose internationally acclaimed canvases of fluid vertical strokes hang at Canyon Road’s Turner Carroll Gallery. “The quaint notion of going to Santa Fe to buy howling coyote¬†art is thankfully disappearing.”

Luxury and Lifestyle Magazine VIRTUOSO LIFE July/August 2016 – Santa Fe Travel

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  2 Responses to “VIRTUOSO LIFE: Luxury and Lifestyle Magazine”

  1. Thank you Willy, are those vertical fluid strokes here to create the mood? The energy of color rainbow-like complement?

  2. Thanks for reaching out. The vertical strokes create a tension between my love of color, the flow and movement and a predefined limitation. Working within boundaries we often find more freedom. For example, a chess game in which all pieces can do whatever they want is a waste of time. Within the limitations of the pieces movements is countless possibilities of plays, moves and strategies.

    If you have time and want to hear more about my vision, please read my statement (of sorts) called, “Dad, Why Do You Paint Stripes?”

    You can also check out a video where I talk about real world limitations and using that friction against total freedom… striving for ideal perfection, yet tethered to the ground:

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