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Richard Deon



The Work of

Richard Deon

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7 Berkshire Road
Dover Plains NY 12522-5517
United States
845 8773445
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Dover Plains NY 12522
United States
 
 
Artist's Statement
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What’s the deal with these paintings?

Defacement
My seventh grade social studies instructor issued me a peculiar American History textbook. When I opened it, I discovered that a student from a prior year had defaced the illustrations with a ballpoint pen. Mustaches and eyeglasses were drawn on portraits of historical figures; warplanes and speedboats were added to landscapes like the Boston Tea Party. Delighted with this unexpected comic book, I took editorial control and began extending the illustrations into the margins by adding buildings and creating new scenes… my personal Manifest Destiny. Within a few weeks, I was disciplined and issued a clean textbook, a bill, and a stern warning.

Boot Camp
The narrative of history is always being transformed. As an art student In New York City of the late 70s, I was exposed to a predominantly progressive faculty who used Marxist critical theory. The process of deconstruction was applied to the study of American History and to the visual arts as well. I began using the process without a target, and realized that a partial narrative out of its original context creates a kind of social surrealism—an absurd record.

The Story Goes On
Using a stare decisis policy (latin for based on precedent) over the last 20 years, I have created a body of work much like the defaced illustrations of my formative years. Commentary is suggested; visual information is branded; point of view is obfuscated. The resulting compositions are truly mixed messages—which speak or don’t speak—for themselves.

—Richard Deon, November 2009

 
Ward

Richard Deon Ward
Ward
CLASS: Sculpture
CATEGORY: People
MEDIA: acrylic on reenforced Styrofoam
SIZE: 90 in. x 90 in. x 3.5 in
YEAR: 2012
PRICE: $5,600
Wall mount. Light materials: Cheesecloth and acrylic medium over Styrofoam. Comes with shipping crate.
Fire Drill

Richard Deon Fire Drill
Fire Drill
CLASS: Acrylics
CATEGORY: People
MEDIA: acrylic on canvas
YEAR: 2012
PRICE: $2,000
Mal Occhio

Richard Deon Mal Occhio
Mal Occhio
CLASS: Acrylics
CATEGORY: People
MEDIA: acrylic on synthetic canvas, hanging rod
SIZE: 246 x 125 in.
YEAR: 2010
PRICE: $22,000
A giant tapestry style painting. Ships in 11 ft. x 8 in. tube.
Back Stage

Richard Deon Back Stage
Back Stage
CLASS: None
CATEGORY: People
MEDIA: acrylic on canvas
SIZE: 25 x 18 in.
YEAR: 2010
PRICE: $1,800
Quick Response Squadron (Duo)

Richard Deon Quick Response Squadron (Duo)
Quick Response Squadron (Duo)
CLASS: Print Making
CATEGORY: Replicas
MEDIA: pigment print on paper
SIZE: 19 x 25 in.
YEAR: 2011
PRICE: $500.
Quick Response Squadron: Vlad at the Grand Canyon

Richard Deon Quick Response Squadron: Vlad at the Grand Canyon
Quick Response Squadron: Vlad at the Grand Canyon
CLASS: Print Making
CATEGORY: Landscape
MEDIA: pigment print on paper
SIZE: 19 x 25 in.
YEAR: 2011
PRICE: $500.
A Fair Question

Richard Deon A Fair Question
A Fair Question
CLASS: Acrylics
CATEGORY: People
MEDIA: acrylic on canvas
SIZE: 20.5 x 19.5 in oval
YEAR: 2009
PRICE: $1,200.
Prayer for Safe Return

Richard Deon Prayer for Safe Return
Prayer for Safe Return
CLASS: None
CATEGORY: Abstract
SIZE: 20.5 x 19.5 in oval
YEAR: 2009
PRICE: $1,200



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