Rick Amor’s interesting shapes

We visited the Rick Amor exhibition at Liverpool Street Gallery today.  On show were oils, watercolours and gouaches.










His work is so faithfully observed, and yet  is not tight nor rigid.  I can almost see him keeping his shoulders quite loose as he creates these keenly seen industrial and urban scapes.  He’s untroubled by retaining his pencilled-in grid and sketching lines, too.

His oils have  a more finished aesthetic. Although his technicial virtuosity is not in doubt, his Romantic cloudscapes don’t quite do it for me. It’s the visual interest he maintains with his interesting shapes that I love. He is a great abstractionist…he just chooses to paint representationally, is all.