2015 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

Alan Richards

Roslyn NY USA
http://www.alanrichardsart.com
Alan M. Richards 28 Melby Lane East Hills, NY 11576 (516) 652-6660 " My work uses multiple photographs or segments of photographs 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." A SHORT BIO I was born and raised in New York City. I am self-taught. I have always been interested in art and design. My earlier works were done in ink and watercolors and are shown on my website. My interest in computers and design evolved into composite images (photomanipulations) from multiple photographs. Sometimes people think that these images are simple photographs. Not so. They consist of multiple images in which segments of one photo are melded into the framework of the entire image. These image composites often take on a surrealistic feeling. My goal as an artist is to turn mundane events into unique images which tell a story. My favorite painters are Rene Magritte and Edward Hopper. So, whether by design or personality, the works appear to either depict quirky scenes or those of solitude.. or a combination of both. ARTIST'S STATEMENT I find that my artwork is a definite extension of my inner feelings. It represents how I view events and people around me, things that I see that are ridiculous or inane, social trends and societal warped values, getting older, media hyperbole, and a whole host of other things irking or wonderful. So, when I look at the body of work that I've produced thus far, I see a mix of satirical pieces, pieces of individuals not communicating with each other, or other scenes of solitude, friendship, or beauty. It's schizoid but it represents the feelings of this artist. I like the satirical pieces best because they portray the inner feelings I have in a humorous or whimsical way. Although the pieces are sometimes bizarre, it is my desire that viewers will appreciate the story, the message, and the humor. Alan M. Richards
© Alan Richards | Man on a Pier 6148
2015 Photography | Man On A Pier
Image Composite, 40x40, 2015
USD $2,200
© Alan Richards | Reflection 6149
2015 Graphics | Reflection
Image Composite, 40x40, 2015
USD $2,200
© Alan Richards | Stagnation 6150
2015 Photography | Stagnation
Image Cposite, 40x30, 2015
USD $2,000
© Alan Richards | Lady on Boardwalk 6151
2015 Photography | Lady On Boardwalk
Image Composite, 40x40, 2015
USD $2,200
© Alan Richards | Tar Beach 6152
2015 Graphics | Tar Beach
Image Composite, 40x30, 2015
USD $2,000
© Alan Richards | The Swimmer 6153
2015 Photography | The Swimmer
Image Composite, 40x40, 2015
USD $2,000
© Alan Richards | Imaginery Friends 6154
2015 Graphics | Imaginery Friends
Image Composite, 40x30, 2015
USD $2,000
© Alan Richards | Mermaidens 6155
2015 Graphics | Mermaidens
Image Composite, 42x40, 2015
USD $2,200