Artwork > Drawings

In these latest drawings, Ritchey is exploring the embedded duality of structure and behavior in his images through handedness. In these works, by operating in a framework of drawing simultaneously with both his left and right hands, a description of the literal allocation of motor skills is implied. Deductions can be made about the nature and arrangement of thought in performing these acts through the surfacing of patterns in recurring imagery of bodies, flora, fauna, architecture and landscape. These drawings have allowed for a crossing of a threshold into a style that is uninhibited and instinctive. The skill, theory and practice of drawing remain in action, but a space is created where one hand mirrors the other in an automatic fashion and the level of improvisation or spontaneity is not clearly defined.

Private collection
charcoal, prepared panel
16.5"x16"
2015
Contemporary drawing, drawing,
charcoal, chalk, acrylic, colored pencil, on paper
46"x33"
2015
Drawing, contemporary drawing, art
charcoal, chalk, acrylic, prepared panel
56"x21.5"
2015
Scillie
chalk, pastel, paper
37"x27"
2015
Metropolis
charcoal, chalk, acrylic, paper
28"x26"
2015
Crunchy
pastel, acrylic, paper
43"x33"
2015
Nape
pastel, acrylic, paper
37"x27"
2015