Overview

British painter Richard Zinon uses broad, gestural brush strokes to draw attention to the action of painting itself, placing this at the centre of his works. These movements across the canvas, reminiscent of Japanese calligraphy, succinctly transmit the pure action and energy of Zinon’s artistic process and the joy found in these acts of creation. Zinon uses a restricted palette, using dark hues to explore the subtleties of light and colour. His large-scale, abstract paintings are devoid of figuration or complex reference. Through the direct but contained strength of the brushstrokes, Zinon conveys pure emotion.

"I invite the viewer to be absorbed by giving the opportunity for internal reflection. An intuitive understanding must come before intellectual comprehension. In that sense, the former delves more deeply into the heart of beauty" 

 

Richard Zinon

Zinon eschews the use of preparatory sketches, often completing his works in a single sitting. During his creative process he avoids external stimulus, allowing intuition and primary instinct to guide the energetic brushstrokes of his works. All meaning emerges from the conversation that later takes place between the viewer and the canvas. 

 

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Biography

Richard Zinon was born in Manchester in 1985 and is currently living and working in Snowdonia, North Wales. Zinon studied at 'The Angel Academy of Art' before continuing his education at the renowned 'Academia di Belle Arti' in Florence. He has since nurtured his interest in numerous artforms including print-making and Japanese ceramics. He has exhibited across the continent including at numerous art fairs, and his works are collected worldwide.

 

EDUCATION

The Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy (2007-2009)

Academia di belle arti di Firenze, Florence Italy (2009-2010)

Il Bisonte - Foundation for Art and Printmaking, Florence, Italy (2009-2010)

Master Diploma in drawing and anatomy, Florence classical art academy, Florence, Italy (2010-2012)

Certificate in painting from the human figure, Martin Yeoman, Whiltshire, UK (2015)

Certificate in traditional Japanese ceramics, Ceramic Seto, Japan (2015)

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2022

 

Richard Zinon, Cadogan Contemporary, London (Mar/Apr)

 

 

Solo Show, Alzueta Gallery, Madrid 

2021

 

Solo Show, Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona

 

 

Crosta Smith Gallery, London

2016

 

Solo Show, Studio 108, Florence

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2021

 

Group Show, Gallery BR, UK 

2015

 

Group Show, Bryce Gallery, New Zealand

2009

 

Group Show, Il Bisonte, Florence

 
RESIDENCIES

Alzueta Artist Residency 2021

 

ART FAIRS

Madrid Art Week, 2021

Art Paris, 2021

Estampa Madrid, 2021