With a razor sharp intelligence and exceptional painting technique Richards places the world under his particular microscope. Words are his playthings, context is his playground and whatever creative tools are at his disposal become his microphone. What pleasure to dive into such a rich, deeply relevant vision.
In his own words: "My aim is to engage the viewer in both the title’s verbal association and it’s visual analogy. My hope is that the work will provide both surface and metaphorical readings that will connect the idea with the image. I hope to bridge the conceptual to the representational. To take the representation beyond the thing represented, beyond a materialistic sense and have it function on other levels.
At the same time I want to make the image as interesting visually as it is conceptually."