Biography for Ray Richardson (000)
Ray Richardson's work evokes associations with unspecific films, encouraging us to create a fiction to surround the image. Ray Richardson was first invited to produce prints at Glasgow Print Studio in 1992 when he made etchings and lithographs depicting his hallmark south east London characters in everyday situations. The narrative within the print is set up by the artist observational and drawing skills working with witty titles to reveal a twist in the tale or imply an underlying tragic humour. Unlike his older prints there is not a comic element to these, but rather sense that something disturbing has taken place, is about to happen or is occurring 'off screen'.
One of Britain's leading figurative artists Ray Richardson has exhibited extensively since graduating from Goldsmiths College, London in 1987.