Richard is a self taught artist. Even though he has never studied art in an academic setting, the private training he has taken has allowed him the freedom and independence to develop his own unique style of art.
He first emerged as a serious artist in early 2001, creating what he termed “Computer Parts Art”, receiving numerous awards in art competitions. In 2007, he transitioned into a broader area of this medium, making use of the full spectrum of found objects and now has a distinctive approach to Assemblage art, which has also received numerous awards in local art competitions.
Richard believes making art from found objects allows his imagination to expand and flourish. He enjoys bringing otherwise unrelated objects together, using paint to unify and transform them, giving them new life as a now singular entity and unique work of art. He thoroughly enjoys the process of creating art which ranges from deep feelings to fun. His objective is to give his art the ability to evoke emotion from the viewer.
I find that my imagination is challenged the most when creating art from Found Objects.
When these unrelated items are assembled together and joined by various substances, methods, constructs and Acrylic paint, they take on a new existence as art.
Art has always been a part of my life, including drawing and painting in my youth, and award winning Fine Woodworking as an adult. I have retired from my 30 year career as a Computer Systems Analyst / Programmer, which also involved creativity and imagination, and am now free to spend my time being that which I cannot otherwise refrain from being. An Artist. Making Art is not what I do, rather, Being an Artist is who I am.
My primary goal is to enjoy my life as an artist. Some of my art will be fanciful and fun and some emotional and stirring. My objective is to rouse feelings within the viewer.
Richard H Freund