Richard Blundell is an Australian contemporary artist living in Brisbane. He is well known for his paintings and prints, in which the modern life and native ecology are explored.
Richard Blundell received his Diploma of Adult and Vocational from Griffith University in 1990, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, in 1998. He is known not only as an artist, but as respected teacher with over 30 years of experience. Blundell is very interested in relationship between creativity and ability to sustain clean environment, and that’s the reason that many of his artwork subtly emphasize animals, people and beautiful landscapes.
Recently, the artist spent some time learning about 17 Sutra, which means the ability to express the painter’s thoughts without using words. It is a quest to get to know his inner self, to discover his limits and potentials. Libido, or love, is central theme of 17 paintings in series. They are dominated by black color, with formation of the opposition white with red, green and blue.
Blundell’s artworks are included in public collections of National Gallery Australia, Gold Coast Art Gallery, Griffith University Art, Logan Art Gallery, and in many private collections.
He is represented by 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace in Mermaid Beach, Australia.
All images courtesy of the artist.
|2015||Away and Home – Works on Paper||Logan Art Gallery, Logan QLD||Solo|
|2015||RED Expressionism Group Show||19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast, QLD||Group|
|2014||Return to Earth||Whitebox Gallery, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, QLD||Solo|
|2014||ART NOW||NG Gallery, Chippendale, NSW||Group|
|2012||Position and Place: Retracing Captain Patrick Logan||Logan Art Gallery, Logan, QLD||Solo|
|2012||Local Produce||Artzone, Upper Coomera, Gold Coast QLD||Group|
|2011||Birds of a Feather Flock Together||Whitebox Gallery, Griffith Univesity, Gold Coast Campus, QLD||Group|
|2010||Finding Fire||Whitebox Gallery, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, QLD||Solo|
|2010||Timber||Logan Art Gallery, Logan, QLD||Group|
|2009||Logan Connections: Mapping the Arts and Heritage of the Region||Q150 Exhibition, Logan City Council, Logan, QLD||Group|
|2009||Three Viewpoints||Matther Flinders Bicentenart Gallery, Bribie Island, QLD||Group|
|2008||Homelands||Logan Art Gallery, Logan, QLD||Solo|
|2006||Ecology of Place||Logan Art Gallery, Logan, QLD||Solo|
|2002||Renaissance||Queensland College of Art, South Bank Campus, Brisbane, QLD||Group|
|2001||Miniatures and Monsters||Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane, QLD||Solo|
|2001||Divergent Perspectives||Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane, QLD||Group|
|2000||Transmit Ways||Doggett Street Studios, Brisbane, QLD||Solo|
|2000||Square 2 Foot Show||Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane, QLD||Group|
|1999||Divergent Perspectives: Designers as Exhibitionists||Metro Arts, Brisbane, QLD||Group|
|1994||Brisbane-Hanoi Exchange Exhibition||Vietnam||Group|
|1991||Individual Exchange||McWhirters Artspace, Brisbane, QLD||Solo|
|1991||If you can’t lick ’em...||McWhirters Artspace, Brisbane, QLD||Group|
|1989||Deciphering as a subject of desire||Young Artists Gallery, MOCA, Brisbane, QLD||Solo|
|1986||Eleventh Fremantle Print Prize Exhibition||Femantle, WA||Group|
|1985||Gold Coast City Art Prize Exhibition||Gold Coast, QLD||Group|
|1985||Tenth Fremantle Print Prize Exhibition||Fremantle, WA||Group|
|1982||Complementary Matches||Brisbane Community Arts Centre, Brisbane, QLD||Group|
|1981||Richard Blundell||Zander’s Bond Gallery, Melbourne, VIC||Solo|
|1981||Moreton Reflections||Crafts Council Gallery, Brisbane Community Arts Centre, Brisbane, QLD||Group|
|1980||Prints Workshop Exhibition||Queensland Film and Drama Centre, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD||Group|
|1979||Richard Blundell||Umberumberka Gallery, Armidale, NSW||Solo|
|1979||Richard Blundell||Schonell Theatre, Universiity of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD||Solo|
|1976||Unknown||Italia Gallery, Brisbane, QLD||Group|
|1966||Richard Blundell||Roselands, Sydney, NSW||Solo|