Emily Jane Cushing shares a note on the Lance Ribeiro exhibition currently on view at Asia House, London.
London: This exhibition, the third retrospective of Ribeiro’s work since his death in 2010, displays a plethora of the artist’s diverse work including portraits, still life and abstract compositions in media such as acrylic and watercolour, as well as some of the lesser known sculptures by the artist.
Born in Bombay, Ribeiro hails from a Catholic Portuguese family from Goa. In 1950, he arrived in London intending to study accountancy. However, he soon enrolled at St. Martin’s School of Art, to study life drawing. During the years that followed, Ribeiro lived between London and Paris. Upon his return to Bombay in 1955, he embraced his passion for both art and literature, and in 1958 began painting professionally. Both his Catholic and Goan heritage inspired his imagined scenes, several of which incorporate Catholic imagery.
Untitled, 1962, Oil on board, 60.5 x 91.5 cm
Ribeiro’s artistic output was original and prolific; when considering his work he states he painted, ‘impulsively, compulsively, endlessly, tired and tirelessly with or without joy’. Both the subject matter and the style of Ribeiro’s work changed vastly over the course of his career, from the 1950s till his death in 2010.
The exhibition is on view from 24 May to the 29 June, 2013, from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Saturday.
Talks about the Lance Ribeiro and his work will be held on 30 May and 12 June at Asia House.
To learn more, browse the exhibition page on Asia House’s website.
An e-catalogue for the exhibition is also available on the artist’s website.