Brian Rice: 60 years of Paintings and Prints

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Saturday, 1 February 2020 - Sunday, 3 May 2020

A celebration of the abstract work of the distinguished West Country artist Brian Rice. This exhibition includes his paintings and prints created over the last 60 years. Work includes his vibrant multi-canvas painting ‘Green Cross’, from his formative 1960’s London period.

In the 1960’s Brian Rice was at the heart of the creative and groundbreaking London Art Scene and a part of the crowd of artists associated with the Royal College of art such as David Hockney and Peter Blake. Brian Rice’s abstract paintings from this period were influenced by the De Stiji group and European Constructivists of the 1920’s and 30’s. These formative London years from 1962-1978, strengthened Rice’s conviction in abstract work and saw his reputation grow.

Other important works include ‘Dowth’, with its European rock art influence and later work ‘Horton Rock’, 2008 with its lyrical and mischievous twirling lines. Also exhibited will be objects, textiles and books from the artist’s personal collection that have been important to the development of his work.

Most of the works displayed in the exhibition are available for sale through the shop at RAMM.