Willy Richardson

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Three Muses, 2011 Oil On Linen 18 X 20 In © Willy Bo Richardson
Music to Drive to, 2010 Oil On Canvas 53 X 57 In © Willy Bo Richardson
Walkyries 3, 2010 Oil On Canvas 41 X 47.5 © Willy Bo Richardson
Music to Drive To 9, 2012 Oil On Canvas 53 X114 In © willy richardson
Confluence, 2006 Oil On Canvas 53 X 114 In (Dyptic)
Three Muses 4, 2012 Oil On Wood 16 X 20 In © willy richardson
Three Muses 4, 2012 Oil On Wood 16 X 20 In © willy richardson
PAPER BAND, 2012 © Photographed by Kevin Noble, NY
Quick Facts
Birth year
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 2000, MFA
Representing galleries
Eirdrich White Fine Art, Jason McCoy Gallery, ClampArt, Fresh Paint, Holly Hunt
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Willy Richardson received an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute in 2000.  He lived and worked in New York City for a decade, where he immersed himself in the international art scene.

Willy Bo Richardson’s painting combines architectural precision with abstracted flourishes rendered with a palette of many colors.  Listening to a wide array of music as he paints, his work captures the climactic essence of experiences that are fleeting – but which also last forever.

 In addition to exhibiting his work internationally, he maintains a standing position at Santa Fe University of Art & Design as a painting professor. He has shown along side a selection of modern and contemporary painters including Agnes Martin, Josef Albers, David Hockney, Hans Hofmann and Jackson Pollock at Jason McCoy Gallery, New York.

"Vertical strokes might resemble relics from a dream or histories without words—each color perhaps symbolic of a different emotion, radio station, or musical note.” Katy Crocker, arts editor of Adobe Airstream writes,  “In a synesthetic fashion, vibrating colors are like sounds, provoking movement. Transitions of color seem to indicate the passage of time.”

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