Richard Lang Chandler

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

I am powerfully drawn to both the art of cityscape and that of landscape. While my paintings remain rooted in literal reality, they also reveal unseen forces that are continuously exerting themselves against the fixed boundaries of observed forms. Buildings undulate, skies and sidewalks are wildly dappled, and perspectives seem to head towards some extraordinary other-worldly denouement. Yet it all holds together in good order. Normal business is transacted without fuss or anxiety. The rhythms of nature continue to unfold in their timeless cycle. Figures, in fact, are not the least bit exercised by the cosmic forces electrifying their environments. A key message here: there is a relentless urgency to life whether or not one feels it. For a moment the veil is parted and the hidden vibrancy animating the world is revealed.

Educational Background

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
The Art Students' League, New York
Barnet, Hale, Leffel, Rehberger