Richard Harrison – This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Brian Sewell 1931-2015, Albemarle Gallery, 49 Albemarle Street, London W1, until 9th April 2016
In June 2015 Brian Sewell, despite being seriously ill, visited the artist’s studio to see his work and wrote a commentary on it and I share the final paragraph of that with you here.
We should see Harrison as a visionary prophet, young and formidable in mind, a painter of undiminished turbulent enquiry with all the advantages of practice, education, maturity and broad experience. Many may agree with this feeling for his work while disagreeing with my deeper interpretation. So be it. By all means see him only as a painter. Live with the marks and colours of his brush. Slowly become aware of words forming in your mind. Some of these words will be mine.
I certainly would not disagree with him;