Richelle Rich

Los Angeles, US / London, UK – Photography

That voodoo that you do, 2020

Photographic Print (Ed of 3 Signed)

121.92 x 78.74 cm

£3000 each

And we can’t build our dreams, 2020

Photographic Print (Ed of 3 Signed)

121.92 x 78.74 cm

£3000 each

Richelle Rich’s practice is interested in excavating the hidden personal and political histories of people and places. Through a multidisciplinary lens, her work seeks to give voice and dignity to the overlooked, abandoned, and forgotten whether that be people, emotions, objects, politics, or issues of justice.

“I aim to shine light into the shadows and reveal what is hidden in plain sight”

Still here, 2020

Photographic Print (Ed of 3 Signed)

121.92 x 78.74 cm

£3000 each

Be still, 2020

Photographic Print (Ed of 3 Signed)

121.92 x 78.74 cm

£3000 each

Created since lockdown began in LA, these images utilise the limited resources of found objects in Rich’s home and studio to explore the issues of increased domestic violence, racial and socioeconomic disparity in the time of a global pandemic.

The claustrophobic pressure-cooker atmosphere of confinement, thoughts left unspoken for fear of disrupting fragile family dynamics, feelings that should be screamed loudly about a world on fire, are transformed into cryptic Still Lifes of everyday objects encoded with the artist personal mythology, creating a codified narrative hiding in plain sight.

Wake me when it’s over, 2020

Photographic Print (Ed of 3 Signed)

121.92 x 78.74 cm

£3000 each

Not for everyone, 2020

Photographic Print (Ed of 3 Signed)

121.92 x 78.74 cm

£3000 each

The photographic processes she uses are as integral to the work as the objects themselves,  subverting the formal visual languages of traditional painting, advertising, and food photography.

I aim to create images that are simultaneously seductive and repellant that highlight this tension and discomfort but still retain elements of light, beauty and hope.

Artist’s Bio

Richelle Rich is a multidisciplinary artist who’s practice encompasses photography, performance, writing, and sculpture. She holds an MA in Fine Art at Royal College of Art London (1997) and a BA in Fine Art Central St Martins School of Art (1997). She is the winner of the Yeah Field Trip / Huawei Mate competition 2017, Augustus Martin Prize, Falkiner Fine Paper Award, Shortlisted for FACK arts prize. Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Bombay Beach Biennale, Royal Academy in London, 11:11 – Soft Core LA to mentioned a few.

Rich’s writing has been published in Art Review magazine. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, The Financial Times ‘How to Spend it Magazine’,  The Times (London), The Independent, Contemporary Magazine, Time Out (London), Harpers and Queen.