2013 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

ALAN Richards

New York NY USA
http://www.alanrichardsart.com
A VERY SHORT BIO The artist was born and raised in New York City. Although not formally trained in art, he produced artworks of various sorts for many years. By profession, the artist is an Audiologist and holds a Ph.D. He has worked in New York City for many years as an audiologist in private practice and as a Professor of Audiology at the City University of New York. His attention has now turned to the artworld. The artist has always been interested in art and industrial design. His earlier works were done in ink and water colors and are shown on my website. His interest in computers and industrial design evolved into photomanipulations from multiple images. Sometimes people think that these images are simple photographs. Not so. They consist of multiple images (as many as 20) in which segments of one photo is melded into the framework of the entire image. The images are often take on a surrealistic feeling but not all the time. Some of the images are painted as well. His goal as an artist is to view the world as others do not see and turn mundane events into unique images which are often playful or unusual. Some viewers might agree. His 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. STATEMENT This artist finds that his artwork is a definite extension of his inner feelings about a lot of things. It represents how he views events and people that are circulating around him, things that he sees 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 he looks at the body of work that he's produced thus far, he sees a mix of satirical pieces, pieces of individuals not communicating with each other, or other scenes of solitude or beauty. It's schizoid, but it represents the feelings of this artist. This artist likes the satirical pieces the best because it gets out the inner feelings he has in a humorous or whimsical way. The scenes are sometimes bizarre, but (he hopes) that viewers will appreciate the humor and the message. He believes that there should be no phoniness in his art. It would be nice for everyone to like his works but that's not going to happen. So, if an individual does not happen to like his work that's okay. It's expected. He has had a great time producing the pieces.
© ALAN Richards | Global Warming is a Myth..Maybe? 2813
2013 Photography | Global Warming Is A Myth..Maybe?
Photomanipulation, 36x26, 2013
USD $1,000
© ALAN Richards | An Emerging Artist 2812
2013 Photography | An Emerging Artist
Photomanipulation, 36x26, 2013
USD $1,000
© ALAN Richards | Breakfast at Tiffany's 2809
2013 Photography | Breakfast At Tiffany's
Photomanipulation, 36x26, 2013
USD $1,000
© ALAN Richards | Lady On Boardwalk 2808
2013 Photography | Lady On Boardwalk
Photomanipulation, 35x26, 2013
USD $1,000