The ship of my existence drowned in that sea

Hello everyone! I know it has been a while since I posted something, so I hope to make it up to with by sharing works from an amazing artist.
Richard J Oliver is known by a lot of people as “Jamie Oliver from Lostprophets/No Devotion”. He is so much more than that though. Today I want to share his brilliant art with you.Richard was born in Wales and grew up in Pontypridd. His early work shows a lot of that town, where he used to take photos and he would paint the scenes on canvas later on. The work I’m showing you today was made by him in the last few years.

His recent work often shows children surrounded by an environment of war or desolation, in a fairytale like setting. With big heads, that might be seen as some-what alienlike, Richard manages to create stunning pieces that need a second look to truly understand the meaning of them. His inspiration comes from the fears that fatherhood brought upon him; how will we raise children in a world that is slowly falling to pieces?

His works have been featured in many international gallaries like “The modern Museum of Art” in Wales and “Known Gallery” in Los Angeles. He also works very closely with a number of charities, selling prints from his paintings and creating special paintings for them.

His works are enchanting, yet they make you think about the current state of the world we live in. He is one of my favourite artists and I hope you will appreciate and love his work as much as I do. Which piece do you like best? Let me know in the comments.

Be Inspired
Lana

All works featured in this article belong to Richard J Oliver. Please check his website for information about exhibitions, prints and more works.

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