Ray Richardson is the Martin Scorsese of figurative painting. Looking at his pictures is like watching a scene from Goodfellas or Raging Bull.
Métaphore d’une condition humaine théâtralisée au maximum.
Painting is a mixture of premeditation and off-the-cuff improvisation.
Ray Richardson retrata la más inmediata realidad.
His own influences as are as varied as Goya and Barnett Newman and the American photographer William Klein.
His slice of life is cut out with a razor sharp imagination.
Looking at the paintings of Ray Richardson has the same disquieting effect as watching a panned and scanned version of a widescreen film.
...it’s a compliment to Ray Richardson’s skill that you want to know exactly what it is that is happening
There is a filmic quality in these works which proposes their author as a David Lynch of canvas and paint.
'SO…AN EXCITING THING ABOUT IT (PAINTING) IS THE TRIAL AND ERROR. LIKE JUMPING OF A ROOF AND THINKING ON THE WAY DOWN 'SO FAR SO GOOD!' THE NOT KNOWING THAT AFTER THAT LEAP OF HOW FAR YOU'RE GOING TO FALL BUT OF HOW AND WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO LAND.'