Ray Richardson was born in Woolwich, 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 London
His paintings are 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 his experiences beyond there. When you look at his work you don’t have to experience it through the usual suspects of art history and great artists. See it too through the minor musical language of a 1970's Marvin Gaye and Gil Scott Heron or the pulp history of James Ellroy (author of the book and the oscar wining film L.A. Confidential who incidentally owns three Richardson's) or the motivation of cinema and photography.
'Ray Richardson is the Martin Scorsese of painting' Lindsay Macrae GQ Magazine
'There is a filmic quality in these works which proposes Ray Richardson as a David Lynch of canvas and paint' Iain Gale, The Independent Newspaper