Richard MacDonald has been creating art for half a century and is still actively adding to the body of work that will carry his reputation forward for posterity.
As a living artist, his collection is still growing, yet it would be limiting to focus only on the novelty of the new. A privileged visitor to the studio would discover an extensive archive of works-- some rarely seen, some not seen at all for decades. This is a treasure trove of intriguing and beautiful work, where each piece reflects a significant facet of the artist’s vision. Each one is a moment in time.
We welcome you to the inaugural Vault series, Red, an online curated collection to simulate an all-access experience of walking through the vault of the studio, first catching sight of one piece, and then discovering another, and learning the unique story of each work.
"The color red permeates humanity and stimulates optimism."Richard MacDonald
Considered one of America’s greatest figurative sculptors, Richard MacDonald focused intently on the minerals and pigments of his patinas in 2014 and 2015. The results are seen in Richard MacDonald: red, which displays the artist’s creative immersion into the hue, the emotion and the narrative of color. Known worldwide as a post-modern master of emergent figurative sculpture, MacDonald explicates his patinas to the same nth degree of perfection as the bronze figures themselves. Yin & Yang and Aurora, both created in 2014, initiated the technique that was later to evolve into a deep exploration of the role that color plays in figurative sculpture.
For Richard MacDonald this series, using a uniquely developed warm red patina on the bronze, taps into the idea that red is the color of passion, life, energy, and good fortune. It is an inherently stimulating color that influences our
psychology in a powerful way.
The Richard MacDonald Vault: Red
The Richard MacDonald Vault Series: Red On-line Exhibition