Richard Hoblock American, b. 1954


Richard Hoblock’s recent paintings appear as peekaboo scrims offering tantalizing glimpses into abstruse corners of the artist’s mind. Hoblock's works appear non-objective but specific in its approximation of a certain, but not necessarily specifiable, mood or metaphor. Each involves vibrant shapes of indefinite boundaries that variably mingle, mesh, blend, overlap and interlock without any obvious purpose or designation. Yet paradoxically, they don’t appear random; the shapes and forms appear to exist intentionally, occurring for reasons that one doesn’t understand, but doesn’t need to; for like molecular motion or cellular mutation, these images conform to their own fascinating logic; and like a mystified scientist peering through a microscope, one can only observe and try to assimilate whatever information one might absorb through looking.