Richard Lapham- I have a passion for psychology, and I focus my work on 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 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.
Title: Three Nude Figures 13 x 19”. $900. Mixed media (oil paint, pastel, digital c-print, white gesso).