Richard Cuerden's Gothic
Speaking of religion, here's an artist who was abused as a boy by members of his church. His dramatic view of The Blind House (a title which may be taken as symbolic) shows a strange blending of bright, apparently cheerful colours with a Gothic horror dread. A psychiatrist might interpret the block of red as expressing the artist's anger, rather than his cheerful spirit. Whatever, this oil painting is a fascinating mix of the artistic and the psychological. Richard Cuerden's current exhibition continues at the Seventeen gallery, 17 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA, until 22 April 2006.