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.' 

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, Wiltshire, UK (2015)

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

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2022

 

Cadogan Gallery, London, UK

 

 

Alzueta Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2021

 

Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

 

 

Crosta Smith Gallery, London, UK

2016

 

Studio 108, Florence, Italy

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

 

Gallery BR, UK 

2015

 

Bryce Gallery, New Zealand

2009

 

Il Bisonte, Florence

 
art fairs

2023

  Zona Maco

2022

 

Art Basel

 

2021

  Art Paris

2021

 

Madrid Art Week

 

2009

 

Il Bisonte, Florence

 
RESIDENCIES

Alzueta Artist Residency 2021

 

ART FAIRS

Madrid Art Week, 2021

Art Paris, 2021

Estampa Madrid, 2021