Born in Woolwich in 1964, Ray Richardson attended St Martins School of Art and graduated from Goldsmiths College of Art in 1987, the same year as Damien Hirst et al. His paintings present snapshots of contemporary life. His paintings are narrative in that they seem to be telling a story, but that story is open to the viewer’s interpretation. It is like watching a panned and scanned version of a widescreen film. There is a mesmerising interface in his work between past and present, the contemporary scenes represented are executed in a very traditional manner, using techniques employed since the Renaissance.
Caroline Wiseman Modern & Contemporary