On a recent, impromptu, 36 hour jaunt to San Francisco, I excitedly got the opportunity to see Richard Colman's solo show and installation at The Chandran Gallery.

Richard Colman was born in 1976 and grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.. Colman graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts in 2002 and now works and resides in San Francisco.

I became aware of Colman's work after being featured on the September cover of JUXTAPOZ and since have become quite obsessed.

At the forefront of the current modern, figurative movement, I absolutely love Colman's use of color, of which he recently admitted, he was "always really intimidated by," as well as the his work's commentary on sexually and gender roles in our society.

His bold, rich hues are a sumptuous feast for the eyes as I quickly realized, gazing down upon his floor installation from above. And with a display of some of Richard's drawings on hand as well, it's easy to see the evolution of his style and compositions. In my humble opinion, Colman has definitely hit his stride!

Richard Colman: Faces, Figures, Places, & Things
Chandran Gallery
459 Geary, San Francisco

On view: September 25 — November 6, 2015

Hair Eaters | Acrylic on canvas | 2014

Four Heads (Blue) | Acrylic on canvas | 2015

Orange Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 2015

Misregistered Painting (Three Figures) | Acrylic on canvas | 2015

In the Woods | Acrylic on canvas | 2015

Before and After Us (Two Figures) | Acrylic on canvas | 2015

Faces, Figures, Candles, and Eyes | Acrylic on canvas | 2014

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