David Richards

Portfolio

Location: London, Forest Gate
Website: www.davidb-richards.co.uk
Bio:

I have lived in East London my entire life, which has had a massive impact on the subject matter of my artwork. My main perspective is from the eyes of working-class. I use many personal experiences for inspiration both positive and negative, from the things I have seen and dealt with growing up, to the observations between different cultures and social classes.

With a Fine art upbringing, I gained a BA (Hons) in Illustration at the University of Westminster in 2008.

My technique involves the layering of 200-300gsm card paper using glue and a mono-print roller to compress the card, thicknesses can reach up to 10-15cm. The image is then painted using mixed media and oil paints. The end result is a shallow-relief artwork presented on a 2D platform. This technique is inspired by my parents tough lifestyles from there home countries through to there migration to the UK in the late 70's.

Exhibitions:

2008 'MAD' Subterranean P3 Space, BA Illustration Degree Show, Marylebone
2007 'Inspired by Music' London Gallery West, University of Westminster, Harrow