Until August 29th Dorset based artist Richard Kaye will be showcasing his artwork at Malthouse Gallery in Lyme Regis.
Richard Kaye takes his inspiration from the landscape around him and has become fascinated by portraying the world around him in compelling ways. During his early printmaking career, he became enthralled by drypoint intaglio printmaking and worked in the Double Elephant studio in Exeter. Using copper plates and the traditional hand pulled technique, his work regularly focuses on bold silhouettes set against the sky. This subsequently led Richard to produce several series of prints focusing on Trees, Telegraph poles, Scaffolding, Communication Masts, Cranes and Scaffolding – many of which are on display at the Malthouse Gallery this month.
Richard Kaye’s images tend to be bold and distinctive and many of them focus on unexpected urban subjects. He takes pleasure in finding strong compositions and angular forms within subjects which are often missed or ignored during day to day life. Indeed, the series on display this month first started when Richard was taking photos of Waterloo Station roof. He quickly realised that each of the panes of glass were slightly different colours, probably due to the different ages and types of glass used. This experience formed the basis for the first series of prints on Waterloo Station, then others followed.
To see Richard’s work for yourself, make sure you visit the Malthouse Gallery in Lyme Regis.
See Richard’s work this month at The MaltHouse Gallery in Lyme Regis.
Open daily 10.30-4.30, free admission.