PAINTINGS-DRAWINGS
RICHARD DUCKER
explores the loss of language using the predicament of the dyslexic child as its starting point. ‘I began to think
about my personal moments of childhood shame and they mainly derived from my dyslexia, and consequent
academic failure. So it felt appropriate to hide beneath the school desk, the weight of academic necessity
above me and also concealing me. From this, separate elements began to evolve to build up a narrative of
the often awkward relationship between the childhood and adult worlds.’  In this state, thoughts remain
unknown, unnameable, and awaiting definition. Loaded with potential, meaning is left desiring description.
Through using sculptural elements as suggestive props, Ducker reveals this economic as a state of conflict,
as well as loss that is inscribed in both the social and the personal.