In many ways the title of this series speaks for itself. As a photographer, Richard Gilles has always paid close attention to form but subject has always played the leading roll. Now because of COVID-19 isolation, he has been deprived of subject. With this new series of cut paper photographs, form now takes the lead.
Richard Gilles received his BA in Fine Arts from San Francisco State University in 1981. While pursuing the practice of art, Gilles has also worked as a papermaker, bookbinder, and printer. He currently lives and works in Folsom California. Gilles has exhibited nationally and his work is included in the permanent collections of the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida and the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Davis, California.