Richard Wincer was
born and raised in Worcestershire and studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in
London. After graduating in 1974,
he established himself as an artist and remained in London for the next 20
years. In this period he produced sculpture,
installations and site- specific work. In 1980 he showed his work at the Serpentine Gallery and in
1983 at the Hayward Gallery in The Sculpture Show. He has been in many group
exhibitions throughout the country.
Most recently he has
exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy in the Summer Exhibition.
After leaving London
in 1991 he settled in Yorkshire where he rediscovered his interest in rural
landscape. He began painting and
producing woodcuts, drawing from memories and experiences of his early life spent
in Worcestershire. Often drawn to
a particular place or piece of landscape his work expresses his feeling towards
the surrounding environment.
His latest paintings have
become more abstract and more emotive. Although they
still retain the feel of landscape he works to express feelings through form
and colour. This has been a
liberating experience and he has rediscovered the joy of painting. The paint handling is freer and more
playful. The working practice
often involves repainting canvases over and over again until they resolve
themselves, searching for the magical moment when things finally come together.