Images clockwise from top Left: Lady travels by tram, Waiter,
Security Dove, Spider All works: Acrylic and mixed media on Paper
A SERIES OF WORK BY RICHARD DENNY. 29th June to 17th July
Once whilst meandering through the streets of an unusually snow-
covered Marseille, Richard Denny discovered an abandoned box of maps.
Upon further examination it was an extensive collection, holding
topographic portrayals of most regions of France.
By deploying the found maps as an actual canvas, and a basis for his
characters, he has found a means of dripping ﬂavours of personality
and territory over the maps. Using the lines of contour, river, border
and road, Denny would paint in his own lines, shapes and textures.
Later, from these cartographic cross-hatchings would emerge characters
representing people, daily experiences or settings, that Denny
acknowledged inhabiting the streets in his new home. He used what
little he had at hand to locate himself in his new culture showing
telltale signs of a bricoleur.