” The most important is not what you see, but what we imagine ”
” (…) he begins to work his backgrounds first, more interesting by the textures and density of the medium offered by acrylic. Then he is guided by the results; an interaction begins, the work suggests a track, and the real work begins. (…). It emerges from Fulham’s words a constant: the game between the oppositions and the paradoxes. The artist likes to work on the delicate balance between the volumes, the tones, and the possible meanings of the association of images. ”
Revue Parcours, printemps 2000
Particularly inspired by 3 artists: Jean-Paul Riopelle, Jordi Bonet and Robert Rauschenberg, Richard merged these influences to develop a very personal technique the “painting-collage free style”.
What is painting-collage freestyle?
It is a technique that it has developed over the years using a process based on gestural freedom. No sketches or preparatory drawings are made.
The goal is to feel an artistic experience based on instinct, chance and automatism of gesture.
His style is characterized by: the free application of a molding paste, and by an other one for textures and cracks in which he inserts small miscellaneous objects, by the use of spray paint and also by using some recycled materials which will be become stencils during the spraying part. He then continued the elaboration of his works by the addition of fluid paintings. Finally, according to his inspiration Richard completes his work by the adding paper collages or image transferts.
He works on regular or Gallery size canvas , solid wood panels or recycled objects such as: Cds, vinyl records, driftwood, stones, jewels, etc.