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Echoing the Force of Nature

 

Incompressible Flow Series

Pressure Discontinuity, 2020 48 x 48 inches, light on photo paper
Pressure Discontinuity, 2020 48 x 48 inches, light on photo paper

“What energizes my studio practice is looking at the behaviors of natural forces: pressures of geological formations, influence of gravity and flow of currents.”

B. 1972
Lives and works in Los Angeles

Using one of the first camera-less photographic processes developed, Richard Slechta’s light-based work fuses together fields of photography and painting. The resulting sketches of light look closely at the symbiosis of natural forces, creating works that emphasize reciprocity, fluidity, and interconnectivity.  In essence, he’s looking at environmental systems to appreciate their volatile yet interconnected dependencies.    – more
Turbidity Current, 2020 48 x 48 inches, light on photo paper
Turbidity Current, 2020 48 x 48 inches, light on photo paper

“My creative process fuses painting and camera-less photography, creating art that echo’s the forces of nature.”

Richard’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States, as well as Switzerland, Italy and Japan.  His recent museum solo exhibition, Cascades, at the Museum of Art at the University of Arizona. Based in Los Angeles, Richard received a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a degree in 3D Digital Production & Lighting from the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Los Angeles.  – exhibits
Piston Effect, 2020 48 x 48 inches, light on photo paper
Piston Effect, 2020 48 x 48 inches, light on photo paper

“I’ve stripped away the technology of the camera, so that I’m only using its raw materials.”