Bio/Artist Statement

B I O G R A P H Y

Born in 1973, Richard Shipley hails originally from York, where he became a graffiti artist in his teenage years; now residing in the South West, Richard’s artwork has organically evolved into a purely abstract aesthetic, which features in popular culture, private collections and Art exhibitions across the globe.

A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T

By embracing the infinite depths and textures of a non-objective abstract style, Richard looks at Silence. Silence can be frightening, awkward, lonely, sad it can also be a relief, uplifting and energising, it can convey a multitude of emotions. His work immerses the viewer in a conceptual yet soulful representation of the human condition, and subtly invokes whispers of vulnerability and fear.

The work is produced using a variety of materials, from aerosols to charcoal on either wooden panels, canvas or paper. As there are so many sides to silence this is also reflected in the work. It ranges from very minimal to bold angular shapes, often blended with aggressive undertones.

With an inspired acknowledgment of such pioneers as Boccioni and Lowry, Richard Shipley manifests both depth of movement and emotive expression whilst retaining a crafted economy of rich simplicity.