Richard is an abstract painter who originates from York, North Yorkshire and is now a resident of Bristol in the South West of England. Richard’s love of art began in 1987, when he was introduced to graffiti art. This inspired him to pick up the can, and the rest is history. Over the years Richard’s work has evolved from his early graffiti writings to the non-objective abstract aesthetic we see today. Heavily influenced by the dynamism of the Italian Futurists such as Umberto Boccioni and the geometry of Kazimir Malevich and the Suprematist movement, Richards keeps roots in graffiti art.
My work is inspired by the architecture in the city and the way it reflects the light
Describe your creative process.
I take a walk through the city on the way to the studio, taking mental images of the light and shadows that are cast across the urban environment. Then create layers different images to create a non-objective abstract aesthetic
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Reverential, Ethereal, Abstract
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
My main influences are L.S. Lowry, Umberto Boccioni, and Kazak Malevich
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
The Spraycan. It is very rare i produce a painting without using a spraycan.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
Do not paint to please others, this way you will develop your true style