Richard Learoyd, Horse Head, 2012 © Richard Learoyd

Museum Exhibitions

Richard Learoyd

Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid

Feb 21 – May 24, 2020

Richard Learoyd is one of the great contemporary photographers of our times. There are certain hallmarks to his work that make it truly stand out. He takes photographs with his own homemade large format camera obscura. Much of his work is of men and women appearing lost in thought yet exuding a notable strength. He provides no context for these figures that appear suspended in space with no reference to time or place and which demand our utmost concentration. Learoyd also focuses his attention on landscapes and still lifes within these same parameters, with a distinctive gaze, often the result of the artisanal process that each of his works involves. Sobriety and intensity go hand in hand in his work.

This exhibition—organized by Fundación MAPFRE and curated by Sandra Phillips—presents Richard Learoyd at the height of his career through a selection of 51 works spanning over a decade.On view through May 24, 2020, the exhibition will then travel to The Hague in the Netherlands. For more information, please visit the museum's (opens in a new window) website.

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