Rain clouds

Rain clouds

  • Artist

    Richard Killeen

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    acrylic and gesso on aluminium

  • Size

    680 x 1140 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1997

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    Sep 1997

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Subjects

    clouds, weather

  • Description

    Richard Killeen began making cut-outs in 1978. They released his paintings from the boundaries of a frame and allowed his art to become sculpture and painting at the same time. Rain clouds is an outstanding example of Killeen playing with how we experience scale. While the work is smaller than many of his previous cut-outs, it expresses a multitude of responses about how we relate to clouds. (Local Atlas, 2004)

Exhibition history