Richard Wlodarczak

 

Exploring the borders of passion and ritual, Richard Wlodarczak’s work seeks out the modern-primitive and nativism inflected by the raw act of creation. A consistent characteristic of his work is a dominant grid structure where compositional awareness, color and space are tempered by a strong element of chaos of and disorder. Influenced by diverse movements, from the Neue Sachlichkeit to social realism, German to abstract expressionist, he seeks to express the regressive aspects of communication, reduced to a glottal thrust of paint across a canvas, not as a violent act but as a last resort, once meaning is lost and elusive.