Richard ‘Rico’ White is a Cheltenham born, London based contemporary figurative artist and illustrator.
After studying Illustration at Brighton, and later Portraiture in Florence, Italy, he found a happy medium somewhere in between; creating scenes that appear as fragments of a narrative. Exploring themes of the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it-moments of human interactions, micro-expressions and concealed emotions – viewers are offered a freeze-frame of storyline. Rico’s method embodies the classic triumvirate of observation, execution and technique.
Blurring lines of complete and incomplete he mixes highly detailed imagery with stark negative space to effect, the language is spare and the characters are sparer.
Affordable Art Fair - Priory Gallery, London 2009
Summer Group Show - Stolen Space Gallery, London 2010
‘Never Judge a Book’ - Penguin Books x Stolen Space Gallery, London 2010
Solo Exhibition - Print House Gallery, London 2011
‘Archetypes’ - The View Gallery, Bristol 2011
Summer Group Show - Stolen Space Gallery, London 2011
'The White Family Show’ - Montpellier Gallery, Cheltenham 2013
‘Utopia’ - The Unit, London 2013
‘Seven Deadly Sins’ - The Unit, London 2014
‘Paintguide’ – The Unit, London 2015