The Outer Limits
Vernissage on Thursday, June 9th, 6-8 p.m., in the presence of the artist
Ray Richardson, born 1964 in Woolwich, London, studied at St Martins School of Art and Goldsmiths College. He has lived and worked in London, Brussels, Paris and Chicago. His paintings are more than just a mirror of everyday life. They are drawn from his own experience of being born, bred and from living and working in London, but also his experiences beyond there. Looking at his work, you don’t have to experience it through the usual suspects of art history and great artists. See it also through the minor musical language of a 1970’s Marvin Gaye and Gil Scott Heron, or the pulp history of James Ellroy (author of the book and the Oscar winning film L.A. Confidential. Ellroy and Richardson also share a longtime mutual admiration of each others work) or the motivation of cinema and photography.
‘Ray Richardson is the Martin Scorsese of painting’ Lindsay Macrae, GQ Magazine
‘There is a filmic quality in these works which proposes Ray Richardson as a David Lynch of canvas and paint’
Iain Gale, The Independent Newspaper
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