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Justin Richel

Justin Richel’s work deals with the art and artifice inherent in the medium of painting through the combined practice of sculpture and painting. Richel received a BFA from Maine College of Art and later studied the technique of icon painting at the Franciscan Monastery in Kennebunk, Maine. He has been awarded a residency at the Fine Arts Work Center, in Massachusetts; the Monhegan Artists’ Residency, in Maine; and an Arts/Industry residency at Kohler Co., in Wisconsin. His work is held in the collections of the Portland Museum of Art, in Maine; the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, in Wisconsin; and Fidelity Investments, in Massachusetts. It has been exhibited widely at museums and art centers, including the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, in Connecticut; deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and the Fitchburg Art Museum, both in Massachusetts; and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, all in Maine. Richel lives and works in New Mexico.

justin richel interprets philip guston’s flatlands as a metaphor for the painter’s career, which was marked by a search for new modes of expression

The Gift of Freedom in Guston’s Flatlands

Justin Richel interprets Philip Guston’s Flatlands (1970) as a metaphor for the painter’s career, which was marked by a search for new modes of expression.

Apr 5, 2022
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