Ray Richardson’s new show; MYKINDATOWN’ sees Ray Richardson return to the Digbeth Art Space, with a graphic based collection featuring conté drawings on board, acrylic painted drawings on canvas and some choice cut original limited edition prints made in collaboration with and published by the mighty Glasgow Print Studio.
Ray Richardson was born in Woolwich South East London in 1964. He studied at St Martins School of Art and Goldsmiths College and has lived and worked in London, Brussels, Paris and Chicago. Ray currently lives and works in South East London. His works are drawn from his own experience of being born, bred and from living and working in London and hold up a mirror to the everyday life or normal working people.
Ray’s inspiration comes from painters such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, Hopper and Richter but it is also heavily influenced by pop culture, for example the musical language of Gil Scott Heron, Paul Weller and Marvin Gaye, the pulp history of James Ellroy or David Mamet and the cinematic and photographic genius of the likes of Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, William Klein and Robert Frank.
‘Ray Richardson is the Martin Scorsese of painting‘ Lindsay MaCrae GQ Magazine.
‘Ray Richardson is the David Lynch of paint and canvas’ Iain Gale The Independent.
Digbeth Arts Space is an Art gallery, shop and market with a community of over 500 creatives. Located in Zellig, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham.
Developed in 2016 as Digbeth Arts Market, Digbeth Art Space has grown organically since its establishment in 2016, developing into a collective art gallery, shop and market with a loyal community of over 500 creatives.
Digbeth Art Space has a mission to provide unique experiences and spaces to support emerging creatives by giving them the opportunity to showcase their talents without the commercial pressures associated with the funded and private sectors.
The ‘MYKINDATOWN’ exhibition will be on until the end of September, as a private 45 minute viewing (by request) please email email@example.com for private viewings any day of the week.