Auckland artist Richard Killeen is profiled in this 1983 episode of a series about notable New Zealand painters and sculptors. Killeen moved from realism in his early paintings to working with more abstract shapes. By the late 1970s, he had abandoned canvas and frame altogether — cutting shapes out of aluminium and grouping them in works somewhere between painting and sculpture. Killeen talks about the evolution of his work, his process and inspirations, and the importance of his environment in suburban Epsom.
Art is quite an arrogant thing in that you are assuming that people want to know what your point of view is.– Richard Killeen
Made in association with Television New Zealand and the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council