Ray Richardson was born in S.E. London in 1964. He studied at St Martins School of Art and Goldsmiths College. He has lived and worked in London, Brussels, Paris and Chicago. He currently lives and works in S.E. London.
His paintings more than just a mirror of everyday life. They are drawn from his own experience of being born, bred and from living and working in London but also beyond there. When you look at his work you don’t have to experience it through the usual suspects of art history. See it too through the minor musical language of Gil Scott Heron or the pulp history of James Ellroy or the motivation of cinema noir and photography.
‘Ray Richardson is the Martin Scorsese of painting’ Lindsay Macrae GQ Magazine