Much of Rich’s work explores an ongoing path for self-actualization. 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.
Spring '21 Residency Summary
Is Figure Painting A lost Form of Art
An Artist's Plight of Perception
Taste of The Critic, A comparative Analysis
Town Building Plans for possible Creative Center
Academic Advisor: Peter Rostovsky
Studio Mentor: Emily Eveleth
Artist Talk. Copy and paste into browser
Perception alone can occasionally make something once ominous, safe to explore.
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.
Sunday with Bob
Response to Kaws
Contemporary Self Portrait "Jamie"
Bringing still-life to life
Plein-air with a 1"brush only
When Virtual Becomes Reality
Waiting for low income housing like?
Out of place working class
WaterColors from life and imagination
Mother nature could use a hug.....maybe she'll hug back
Amber Waves of Grain Mural rough drafts
Acrylic on Board
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
Comic Book Concept depicting issues plaguing my home town.
Talkhouse Mural Concept