Award Holders 2021/22

Richard Burton

Abbey Fellow 2021/22

The figures in my current work face the difficulty of trying to take themselves seriously while being aware of their phoniness and failure. They are at odds with their environment, uneasy about their sense of place in the world and vulnerable in their relationships with others. In Rome I plan to expand on this theme, working on as large a scale as possible. In response to my chosen context I would aim to make the figures increasingly particular, while developing my palette and introducing more decorative elements.