The seventies represent a period where figuration in the painting of Richard Hirschbäck is ‘abstracted’ but form still preserved. In terms of form, everything is possible. This is a period where also extraordinary pieces that represent dream-like surrealistic landscapes come in. Thematically, the artist here can be seen as playing with archetypal forms and almost challenges the observer to go into his or her own subconscious and dares to examine themselves. From the mid-seventies to the mid-eighties, he was more outward than ever and was joining various artistic groups and attending a number of symposia.