Size: 24"W x 30"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Like most of my work, "Ziggy-Curl" can be viewed as an expression of the contradictions of my own psyche. To my sensibilities the marriage of straight lines (Ziggy) with curved lines (Curl) are an abstract representation of a unification of opposites. Lines float in a field of muted colors like memes forming in a sea of possibilities.
Richard Longhi has been making art in Chicago since 1983. He studied Fine Art at the U of I, Chicago and Writing and Philosophy at the U of Mo, Columbia. He is an intrepid explorer and is particularly interested in the art of ancient cultures. He has traveled extensively in Europe, Mexico, Central America and South America, Native American Hopi and Navajo lands and First Nations lands in Canada. His early work was mostly oil paint on canvas but in 1989 he began to experiment with fresco and secco techniques. He also toyed with alternative photographic transfer techniques. His imagery is informed by Jungian Psychology of Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious. He is influenced by explorations in archeology, philosophy and physics, studying Fractals, Strange Attractors, String, Chaos and Emergence theories. Early imagery continues to appear in his most current work. Richard has been in numerous one-man shows and exhibits. His work is in both private and corporate collections.