richie Culver is a British contemporary artist who grew up in north east of england in the city of Hull. He now lives in Portugal where he works out of his studio, although he spends time traveling and is often working from his london studio.
richie is proud of his northern heritage and takes a great deal of inspiration from his time growing up in hull, which can clearly be seen in his work. richie's work tells stories from his own past experiences and observations from the working class that surrounded him during his youth.
richie's portfolio is extensive and made up of a combination of photography, large paintings on canvas and sculptures. His paintings are more often than not created using a lick of white paint to set the background. He then paints figures of humans and animals, in a scene, telling a story using a sketchy and abstract style. Each painting adopts Richie's humorous and sarcastic nature. poking fun at his own life, British politics and stereotypes in society.
it is fair to say richie’s sculptures are more abstract than his paintings and require a greater amount of imagination to try and understand exactly where he is going with it, although his titles often help it click as well as giving you a chuckle.
Pop culture references are often popping up which may seem strange to most contemporary art enthusiasts or critics, however it works brilliantly in Richie’s work and once again pushes the boundaries of what’s considered the norm in the art world, following a usual contemporary art trend of breaking the 'rules'.
Humour is the main currency of Richie’s art work and makes everything he creates interesting and relevant.
richies most recent exhibitions to date include: