For many years Richard Billingham has been recording his experience of landscape; his own home landscape and lands far afield; daytime, night-time, rural and suburban landscapes; natural, artificial, wet and dry, hot and cold landscapes. It’s a relationship that parallels his exploration of all the moods and complexities of his family life. It is both an inextricable part of those relationships and a distancing from them, an intimate correspondence but one that allows a reflective space. Billingham is a master of pictorial composition; this is an instinctive ability that is apparent throughout his work, whether in the first, more spontaneous images from Ray’s A Laugh, the distressingly hypnotic video and still work on animals in captivity (Zoo) or the considered, almost meditative conversations with the natural environment in his more recent landscapes. Billingham always set out to make beautiful

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