Alan M. Richards

My work may be classified as New Media Art. It uses multiple digital photographic images or segments of images  and/or drawings that are fused to create a single composite image. The images may be playful, satirical, or of a more serious nature.   I try to tell a story with each image.

My work has been in numerous galleries and museums. In particular, I have been awarded several best-in-shows at the Salmagundi Art Club in Manhattan, and have been shown at the Nassau County Museum of Art and the New Britain Museum of American Art

My work is primarily based on photographic images. I either take the images myself or sometimes I use vintage images combined with my images. The images are often supplemented by digital drawing. This gives the images an interesting feel in that the starkness and simplicity of the drawing is juxtaposed to the detail of the images.

 

I have two favorite artists, Edward Hopper and Rene Magritte. Hopper's works are beautiful in that there is subtle color with solitude and loneliness being an ongoing theme. Magritte presents colorful images which are surreal. I see my work falling somewhere between the two artists.

I was not formally trained in art, although both of my parents were artists. My father was a commercial artist and my mother an oil painter. I suppose that influence rubbed off on me. By profession, I am an audiologist and a former college professor of Audiology.

 

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