Original Oil Paintings
Richard Currier has always been drawn towards dramatic imagery that uses contrasting elements of color, shape and space. Richard paints until the objects become more than what they are. Although 'realism' is not necessarily the goal, this seems to result in a heightened reality to the images. Richard enjoys the balance of positive and negative space, pulling imagery from the space as well as pushing space back to expose the form. To Richard, the subject of his paintings has always been the fusion of light and form. The subjects carry light and form within the space and provide a reference for the viewer. This relation of artwork and viewer is very important. Art is incomplete without its audience.
Richard has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and is represented in several museums, as well as prestigious collections domestically and abroad.
"Throughout my career I have explored a variety of subjects in various representational styles; however, the true subject of my paintings has always been the fusion of light and atmosphere"