Richard Lee "Voyage to Home"
In ‘Voyage to Home’ a block of flats bursts with people in the throes of wild gesticulation. The fluidly painted surface is infused with a Eucalypt leaves and the illusions of humanity and architecture seem as transitory as a reflection on flowing water. The painting was inspired by an exhibition of photographs in the Liverpool Museum about the assisted immigration of displaced Europeans after WW2. The waving crowd of refugees has been transposed from the deck of the Castel Verde, as it departs Italy for Australia, to the balcony of a block of Liverpool flats.
Acrylic on Canvas, 122 x 153 cms, 2016