Ben Oakley Gallery - Ray Richardson

Opening Night Drinks Reception Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Having exhibited together over 20 years ago in Tokyo, old friends Ray Richardson & Mark Hampson have been bought back together in a two man show entitled ‘Brother from another Mother’ to be held at the Ben Oakley Gallery in Greenwich on Friday 11th October 2019.

Though their lives have been at the opposite ends of the country they have kept more than in touch, keeping a keen eye on each other’s careers as they both carved out very respectable grooves in the art world.

Mark Hampson hails from the North: is a painter printmaker and the Head of Material Processes in the Royal Academy, he combines fantastical subjects with both contemporary and traditional techniques to create intricate pieces of work.

Hampson, is represented in numerous private and public collections including the V&A Museum, The Arts Council of Great Britain, Hyundai Arts Collection, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Krakow Museum and the Osaka Prefectural Government collection.

Ray Richardson hails from the South; he has immersed himself in Oil painting & Print making over the last two decades and has created a very recognisable style. He has been included in public exhibitions such as REALITY: Modern & Contemporary British Painting, his work is in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery and the British Museum. His paintings are effortlessly assembled together, made up of a lifetime of gritty observation and experience from pavement to penthouse with his feet firmly on the ground.

“It’s as if you can hear the music playing soulfully in the background of these self made arenas. This in turn adds to the layers of atmosphere in the paintings helping set the scene, leaving one imagining what preceded this frame and what is going to happen in the next”

Ben Oakley Gallery are extremely proud to show both artists in one show and are really looking forward to Brother from another Mother and hope you can make it on the opening night or throughout the exhibition.

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