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Hall Richard Portrait 2024 IGOR

Artist

Richard Hall

United States

Born in 1952

Joined Artisor: February 2024

Artist Stats

Total pieces for sale: 2

Bio

Richard Hall’s journey as a painter is a testament to his artistic evolution and dedication to following his passion. His unique compositions and techniques have garnered him recognition as an ARC “Living Master”TM by the prestigious Art Renewal Center.

Born and raised in England during the 1950s, Richard’s first love was realism art. His college education was frustrating, steeped in conceptual art rather than traditional practices, reflecting the trends of 1970s art colleges. After moving to the United States in 1978 he began exploring various mediums, including printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, and acrylic painting, finding himself primarily drawn to abstract painting.

Working with an international publishing company, he achieved commercial success with his abstract works. Despite that success, he felt a sense of artistic dissatisfaction. It was a health scare—a minor heart attack—that prompted him to reassess his artistic direction. Choosing to listen to his heart, Richard embarked on a new path, returning to his love for realism painting.

Richard Hall’s journey into still life painting took an intriguing turn when his three-year-old granddaughter ventured into his studio, and added one of her toys to his compositions. This unexpected addition sparked a new wave of inspiration for Richard, as he discovered the power of incorporating toys into his compositions. What began as a playful moment with his granddaughter, evolved into a profound exploration of storytelling within his art.

Embracing this whimsical element, Richard found that using toys in his still life setups added layers of humor and nostalgia. With unexpected juxtapositions and depth of narrative each painting became a stage for storytelling, where everyday objects took on new meanings and invited viewers into his carefully crafted narratives. His compositions, characterized by intricate details, movement, balance, and wordplay, captivate viewers and make his style instantly recognizable.

Richard’s unique aesthetic and storytelling prowess set him apart as a masterful artist with a distinctive voice in the contemporary art scene.

Bio Author: I.G.O.R. Show in Scottsdale