Gallery

Brian Rice

Few artists from the 1960’s and 1970’s were more prominent than Brian Rice. Critically acclaimed, his work was everywhere - in galleries, in colour supplements and magazines: The Sunday Times, Observer, Nova, Tatler, House Garden were just some of the magazines featuring his work at the time. Brian’s work would also appear in room interiors advertising Whiskey, furniture, carpets etc. When in 1968 the ‘modern’ room series for the Geffrye Museum was designed, the picture on the Wall was a Rice. Similarly the 1970 Idea Home Exhibition featured work by Rice. It was also included in films such as ‘The Candidate’ and ‘The Untouchables’. Alongside contemporary artists such as Bridget Riley, Peter Sedgley, Derek Boshier and others Rice’s bold coloured geometric abstracts reflected the period. In 1978, after 16 years of living in London and being at the centre of the British Art World, Brian bought a 50 acre farm in Dorset and while continuing to teach devoted much of the following decade to restoring the C16th farmhouse and farming sheep. In the 1980’s Brian Rice started to paint and exhibit again, his work having taken on a softer edge. Taking inspiration from the deep marks made in the landscape, the work is more textural and rhythmic. Rice began exhibiting in 1961 and has had 35 solo exhibitions and around 200 group exhibitions around the world. His work is held in over 60 public and corporate collections worldwide, including the Tate Gallery, V&A Museum, the Geffrye Museum, the Government Art Collection, the British Council, Plymouth City Art Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery, Exeter Museum, and in several USA institutions. Brian Rice was born in 1936 and studied at Yeovil School of Art and Goldsmiths College, London. In the 1960s and 70s he taught at numerous art colleges in and around London, and until 2001, at Brighton College of Art (now the University of Brighton).

Focus, 1967
acrylic on canvas
91 x 91 cm
£ 6500

Mellow Yellow, 1967
acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm
£ 9500

Blue Square, Grey Square, 1969
screenprint
45.7 x 45.7 cm
sold

Deco Flower, 1969
Lithograph
67 x 53 cm
sold

Flash, 1969
Lithograph
67 x 53 cm
sold

Sector No. 2
screenprint
64 x 56.5 cm
£ 1750 (framed)

Six Squares on Brown, 1969
screenprint
21.6 x 21.6 cm
£ 800

Square Structure, 1965
Collage with counters on card
22.8 x 22.8 cm
£ 1500 (framed)

Syon, 1963
Linocut
23 x 33 cm
sold

Aztec, 1963
Linocut
23 x 33 cm
sold

Zitzer, 2016
Acrylic on canvas
90 x 70 cm
£ 2000
reserved

Drawing for Painting No.2, 1963
Pencil and watercolour on paper
33 x 33 cm
£ 1750 (framed)

Penko, 2016
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm
£ 1200

Zipway, 2016
Acrylic on board
46 x 38 cm
£ 1400

Godolphin, 2018
Gouache on paper
£ 1200

Zarrona, 2014
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 51 cm
£ 1200

Blackey, 2019
Gouache on paper
30 x 22 cm
£ 950

Mawkin, 2017
Gouache on paper
19 x 16 cm
sold

Russlet, 2017
Gouache on paper
16 x 20 cm
£ 800

Kuba Variation No.14, 1999
Screenprint with gouache
52 x 56 cm
£ 950

Zazen, 2018
Acrylic on board
27 x 30 cm
£ 1200

Arrango, 2019
Acrylic on board
34 x 22.5 cm
£ 1200

Kohkam, 2018
Gouache on paper
20 x 20 cm
£ 850

Furioso, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm
£ 1950