Vincent van Zon
Sue Lipschitz Sculpture
Vincent van Zon
|And so our relationship started
Richard Scott walked into my office one day and
introduced himself as an artist who lives in L’Agulhas. A
conversation about the arts and marketing followed and
soon we were enthusiastically sharing our secrets and the
lessons we have learnt. We both understood that the
world, in its enormity, is in reality a very small place,
and that much could be achieved by taking advantage
of untraditional tools at our disposal.
What excited me even more was Richard’s art – pieces not
bound by time or place. Here we have an artist who uses
white as a colour, thick black lines and bold colours to
create images that are timeless, powerful and emotional.
Most striking was that these seemingly simple images
awoke complicated thoughts and emotions. When
looking at his work a private bond between me and the
painting immediately settled. It was not necessary that I
know him or his world to see my world on his canvases.
The next morning I received a characteristically
straightforward e-mail that read, ‘though I’m not that
impressed by the art in the gallery, I’m impressed with
your attitude’. And so our relationship started.
In the months that followed, I learnt that Richard has
an almost impossible-to-satisfy desire to explore and to
experiment, always using his art as a vehicle to learn and
understand. He is prolific because he loves creating and
acts on his creative impulses at every possible
opportunity. He can’t help it. He is addicted to those
canvases he smothers with paint, enthusiasm and talent.
In the process he is making a huge contribution to the
arts on both an aesthetic and a practical level, and it
always starts with a simple black line.
Taken from Richards Book 2005
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