Richard Lund is a painter, sculptor and photographer who lives in Columbia South Carolina, he was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale Florida where he had exhibited his work in museums and galleries for over 30 years. Seven years ago he moved to Columbia South Carolina and gained an interest in working with the medium of clay. His current series of work he creates dimensional assemblage paintings by attaching sculpted clay items and found material such as glass, rusted metal, wire, paper, photographs and twigs to painted canvas wrapped panels. Recently he has exhibited at 2014 ArtFields Southeastern Art Competition, won a second place Award for mixed media at the 2014 fine art exhibition at the South Carolina State Fair and best In show at the 2014 Still Hopes T.A.G. Exhibition in Columbia South Carolina.
Richard Lund Artist statement
My current series or work I combine found material with items sculpted with clay to create dimensional assemblage paintings. Much of the ideas for my work comes from things I did, felt and thought about from childhood, such as traveling through time on a bicycle or the mythology of a rabbit that lives on the moon, other subjects ranges from the human condition, folklore and science. I want each work to be a lyrical snapshot of an event but open to interpretation from the viewer. I have always had a love for the surrealism art movement, it influence on my work is in the way I use imagery as symbols, an example of this is the image of a boat in my works represents the individual or person placed in an event. I find the ideas from the imagination are truly endless and much more exciting than portraying the reality of the day to day world.