Attack in creation is often a splendid way to approach a subject, and Richard Peter Winnett certainly shows panache in his sexy and bold drawings. Yet there are other examples of Winnett’s work that have a languor and gentleness, demonstrating that he is much more than a one-trick pony. What is especially potent within his work is a feeling for implied mise-en-scène. We know what is hinted at in the space within his drawings even when he eliminates most of it. His characters are never isolated from their environment; even his bold, linear silhouette drawings are strictly urban in their atmosphere.

Winnett has several styles. These include a fluid line, often on a black background, which is illustrative and loose, and a more ...

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