Richard Gibbons: ICONS

Friday, Oct 6 – Nov 8, 2023

300 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60654

Inspired by visits to artist/architect Richard Gibbons' painting studio, Gallery VICTOR is excited to share that experience with our audience. Featuring Richard Gibbons' most recent painting series, ICONS, installed in a salon-style arrangement, showcasing his figure paintings, landscapes, cityscapes and architectural models. A feast for the eyes!

Gibbons' practice mainly focuses on representing the human body and showcasing it in all of its beauty. By creating highly theatrical and dynamic pieces, Gibbons presents the viewer with an entirely new take on the concept of portraiture.

Furthermore, Gibbons' former experience with catholicism has influenced his practice, primarily in his depiction and appropriation of religious imagery.

A clear example of this can be seen throughout his "ICONS" paintings, where he turns "male, previously neutered saints into sexualized beings". and brings them into his realm.

Alongside his figure paintings, Gibbons lets his practice as an architect inform his cityscape and landscape paintings, Through this aspect of his practice Gibbons breaks from his customary subject matter and techniques, unlocking a whole new world of enthralling compositions. This versatility sets Gibbons apart and showcases all of his dexterity as a painter and as an artist.