2014 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

Richard Lapham

New York NY USA
http://www.Richardlapham.com
I have a passion for psychology, so my work naturally gravitates to understanding human nature and our consciousness. I've explored how we perceive and internalize visual information in the past, and I am currently interested in Carl Jung's collective unconsciousness, specifically the idea of archetypes. Using myself as a tool of exploring the unconscious, I visually document how my mind shapes and realizes familiar archetypes in a mash of mixed media. This process usually takes me through cycles of building up a space/subject and breaking it down again. The closest I've come to understanding my own unconsciousness is in the moments of ambiguity between a recognizable subject and total abstraction.
© Richard Lapham | Jason Deconstructed 5267
2014 Mixed Media | Jason Deconstructed
Oil Paint, Film Photography, Pastel, 13 x 19'', 2014
USD $900
© Richard Lapham | Blue Figure 5268
2014 Mixed Media | Blue Figure
Oil Paint, Digital Photography, Pastel, 13 x 19'', 2014
USD $900
© Richard Lapham | Three Standing Nudes 5269
2014 Mixed Media | Three Standing Nudes
Oil Paint, Digital Photography, Pastel, 13 x 19'', 2014
USD $900