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Rondow, Richard (Artist)
Richard Rondow was a mouth artist producing drawings and paintings from his home in Saanich B.C. Rondow’s work includes autobiographical themes related to physical ability and body image (Rondow was quadriplegic), and wry humour conveyed through the use of bold lines and shapes and primary colours. His status as a practicing artist with no formal training, working outside of the mainstream art scene, makes his work a candidate to be viewed as “outsider art” – art motivated by creativity, without being driven by a need for acceptance in, or accolades from, the traditional art world.
The artist has signed the drawing ("Richard Rondow") on the lower right side of the artwork.
DESCRIPTION: Ink on paper linear drawing of what appear to be a woman and man. Depicted on the left, the woman’s body is forward-facing, while her face is shown in profile. She has triangular shoulders, breasts, hair, and hips. The male figure appears to be depicted from behind, with his head in right-facing profile. The male figure is drawn to be broader and less defined than the female figure. Both figures are rendered simply in abstract forms. The head of each figure appears to float, disjointed from their body. A line appears to mark the ground below the two figures. The artist has signed the drawing on the lower right side below the male figure.
Contemporary 1950 -
Art, Canadian--20th century
Art, Modern--20th century
Body image in art
Man-woman relationships in art
People with disabilities in art
In storage (Vis Arts Department)
This material is made available on this site for research and private study only. All Rights Reserved.
Purchased for the Camosun College Art Collection by the Camosun College Cultural Enhancement Committee directly from artist.