Count Me In! Artist of the Day is... Alan M. Richards


About the Artist

My work may be classified as photographic image composites or new media art. It uses multiple digital photographic images or segments of images and/or drawings that are fused to create a single composite image. The images may be playful, satirical, or of a more serious nature. I try to tell a story with each image.

My artwork represents the human condition. It reflects how I view events and the interaction between people. The work is a mix of satirical pieces, pieces of individuals communicating or not communicating with each other. My work is primarily based on photographic images. I either take the images myself or I use found/vintage or other images combined with my images. The images are often supplemented by drawing to bring the various elements into a single image. The juxtaposition of the older images and the newer photographs gives the final work a curious feel. I enjoy the work of Edward Hopper, Rene Magritte, and David Hockney, and see my work falling somewhere between all three artists.

I look for the unusual in a person or persons. It's not whether a person is fat or skinny, one color or another, or any other physical attribute. It's a special aspect of an individual which makes them appear to me to be special. It's their human quality that attracts me.

I do not have a set pattern about how an image grows. I guess it is organic in that elements of the final image change over the time I'm working on the image. Sometimes, an entire background will change or elements will be added or deleted. The end goal is to create an image with visual interest of the human condition. I may start out with some notion of the potential look of the final piece, but that often changes as the piece progresses.

My work has been shown at the Salmagundi Art Club in Manhattan, The Nassau County Museum of Art, The Long Island Museum, The New Britain Museum of American Art and many other galleries and venues from the East End of Long Island to Manhattan and beyond.

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"Disappointment", photographic image composite, framed and matted, outside dimension of 22 x 28 inches

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