Artist of the Week
Exploring the dichotomy between reality and perception, Ric Conn encapsulates divergent visions through a dazzling visual syntax. A gorgeous spontaneity reverberates in his oeuvre, as each picture creates a narrative in and, of itself, that is open for interpretation.
What are you currently focusing on? “I am working on a series of paintings about personal and social situations that everybody faces in life. The stories in the paintings are relevant to everyone in one way or another.”
Have you experienced any significant changes in your work this last year? “My work has become more me, more of what I want to say and how I want to say it.”
Where are you from, and how has that influenced your art? “I am from Baltimore, Maryland. Growing up, I spent a lot of time in the city, walking around with friends, going to festivals, and markets, etc. I started drawing the human figure when I was five and my time in the city gave me a lot of exposure to people which enhanced my love of drawing the figure, as well as informing my choices of the subject matter.”
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