Published: 2008
Text: David Thorp
Design: Mart. Warmerdam
Size: 26 x 22 cm
Edition: hard cover, 96 p., 44 fc ills.
ISBN 978-90-78670-03-2
Price: € 27,50

Surface to surface. Richard Galpin

Richard Galpin produces dynamic and fantastical works that are derived from the artist’s own photographs of chaotic cityscapes. Using only a scalpel Galpin intricately scores and peels away the emulsion from the surface of the photograph to produce a radical revision of the urban form. The artist allows himself no collaging, or additions of any kind – each delicate work is a unique piece made entirely by the erasure of photographic information

Surface to Surface shows Richard Galpin’s development of a distinctive visual language over a six year period. Earlier works reveal the underlying patterns of urban structures, and return the living city to a utopian ideal. More recent works push the transformation further, working against perspective, leaving disorientating clusters of form. The works play between abstraction and representation, and draw on early 20th century painting and sculpture (particularly constructivism, cubism, and futurism) for their aesthetic and formal language.

Richard Galpin was born in 1975 in Cambridgeshire, UK, and lives and works in London. Solo exhibitions include: Hales Gallery, London (2003, 2006), Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo (2005, 2007), Roebling Hall, New York (2005), and Brancolini Grimaldi, Rome (2008).

BREEZE OF LIGHT – Tessa Verder

Amsterdam Dreamtown. Pijffers & Brizzi

Illuminations. Coloured Plates – Rob Nypels

TAT TOO. Krijn van Noordwijk

Landscape of plenty. Korrie Besems

Fortune Flows: Aquarium Oriental. Bjorn Staps

Carousel: Into the Mountains. Thomas Elshuis

Upset down. Paul Bogaers

DJ. Krijn van Noordwijk

The Innocent Abroad /
Jasper de Beijer



- post: february 15, 2019

This year we will again participate in the KunstRAI Art Amsterdam, which lasts from Thursday 18 to Monday 22 April – a day longer than usual (2nd Easter day)! You can find us at booth 24. We show work by four artists.

Roos Holleman will be represented with a special edition entitled An Inordinate Fondness, on the occasion of her book The Center of Attention, to be published in April. We’ll show a monumental painting plus a multiple of Jan Maarten Voskuil, in response to the publication in March of his monograph Round Trip. Robert Zandstra will be represented with a series of drawings in response to the leporello Stage of Being, which was published in September 2018. Finally we’ll show new paintings by Seet van Hout.