Rooted in Spirituality: Art by Richard Rice
Richard Rice is a self-taught abstract painter based in Irving, Texas. Richard’s art practice is rooted in spirituality, and the artist takes an intuitive, unplanned approach to the painting process, allowing colors and shapes to come together into finished compositions that reveal themselves over time.
I really like the bright color palette that Richard uses throughout his portfolio. The artist’s eye for composition is varied and experimental -- sometimes works seem built up on kaleidoscopic pixels of color, while other times a canvas will be coated in large planes of textured monochrome.
Richard’s artworks and technique are reminiscent of BJ Keith – with a style that’s difficult to pin down or replicate. Looking at Richard’s paintings, I get the sense that the artist prefers to allow the paint to dictate the evolution of an artwork – his abstractions, though often complex and layered, never seem overworked, or overthought.