The paintings of Richard Artrichard express a personal quest for
meaning in what he calls our incomprehensible adventure of living amidst infinite space and time. To embody the concepts in his art he
prefers the anonymity of no surname or nationality.
He studied painting and cinema at the University of California.
He served as a war photojournalist, taught art, then traveled the
world before residing at a remote mountain monastery where he
researched psychology, philosophy and comparative religion.
In Asia he studied yoga, Buddhism and Chinese art. He has been
awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant in the U.S.A., and
once interviewed famed Spanish Surrealist Luis Bunuel.
Recent painting exhibits have been in Mexico, Tahiti, Thailand and
The paintings have luminous color from water-based pigments often
applied wet-into-wet. Darting calligraphic-like lines and strange juxtapositions evoke the realm beyond name and form; matter / energy in the process of becoming through natural cycles of spontaneity, gravity, growth, and decay (also referencing negative space or "void".)
Words often applied stimulate associations with global
issues. The paintings may be hung to any orientation on the wall
allowing viewer participation.
All artmaking by yogirich is sadhana (service) with all profits
donated to charity.