Richard Larter | the artist

The artist Richard Larter
Born 1929, London, England.
Lives and works in Yass, New South Wales, Australia, .

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Sydney Biennale,

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Since the 1950s several themes have been present in Larter’s work. These themes are conveyed in the exhibition, including an ongoing interest in the human body and sexuality, a fascination with popular culture, and a strong opposition to censorship, authority and the Vietnam War. His paintings often challenge the perceived boundaries between abstraction and figuration and between so-called high art and low art. This retrospective reveals Larter to be a remarkable colourist, a technical innovator and a painter of lyrical landscapes and radiant luminosity…

Portraits from the late 50s and early 60s

Biography and work of Patricia Larter

He abandoned this technique around 1967 in favour of a commercial Pop art style with simple areas of flat colour and clear crisp outlines and increasing emphasis on patternmaking between the figurative images. By the mid 1970’s Larter had shifted his focus from his provocative nudes to political and social statements. Since the 1980’s he has painted abstract landscapes and other subjects…