SP21

Academic Advisor: Peter Rostovsky
Studio Advisor: Emily Eveleth
Group/Semester 1

Artist Statement

      Much of Rich’s work explores his immediate surroundings at their relationship to the self.  A deeper look into his own history, the area he calls home and those closest to him lay a framework for further exploration outside of the familiar.  Through a multifaceted approach, Rich documents his growth as both an artist and person.  He not only challenges who he is and what he has come to know, but how to represent those around him.  Where it was once customary for the artist to depict the subject, Rich prefers to have the subject become the artist.  For him, the art becomes more about the biographical process and facilitating the subjects’ creative expression.  The blurring of the artist/subject definition brings a fresh and more personal tone to the final work of art where the defining art itself becomes questioned.

Academic Papers

Is Figure Painting A lost Form of Art

An Artist's Plight of Perception

Taste of The Critic, A comparative Analysis

Semester Work

Perception alone can occasionally make something once ominous, safe to explore. 

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Will there be a break from the virtual post covid?

Color study to solve the age old question...Is a tennis ball yellow or green?

I've been told twins share a bond and live in a world only they can understand.

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Sunday with Bob

Figure Drawing

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Response to Kaws

Contemporary Self Portrait  "Jamie"

Bringing still-life to life

Plein-air with a 1"brush only

When Virtual Becomes Reality

Plein-Air

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Working through issues solution-'Wave of

Movie-like feel

Plumber art

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Illustration Concepts

Day Off

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Demographic changes

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Waiting for low income housing like?

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Out of place working class

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WaterColors from life and imagination

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Mother nature could use a hug.....maybe she'll hug back

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Mural Competition

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Amber Waves of Grain Mural rough drafts

Acrylic on Board

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Outside Myself

Through open discussion and discourse I aim to learn more about those outside my immediate circle and expand my own knowledge of the world I live in.  As each discussion continues on and off the record a visual depiction takes form of which the subject feels best represents who they are.  The blur between artist and subject becomes apparent as does the question "what is the art?"

Conversation with Tennis Instructor L & Early Stage of Painting

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P Drafts

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Comic Book Concept depicting issues plaguing my home town.

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Talkhouse Mural Concept

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