Faesthetic friend Richard Colman is profiled in this great feature by The Creative Lives.
I have known Richard’s work for a long time, first meeting him during the installation of 2003’s 8.5×11 55dsl show in NYC. He has come a long way, and watching things evolve has been such an epic treat.
Relentless and driven, Richard Colman creates work that questions the role of power. Perhaps this stems from his early years writing graffiti in Maryland, where his EVER moniker became ubiquitous in the streets. After his friend Roger Gastman asked him for paintings for a book launch he was doing, Richard created his first studio work and was very well received, starting Richard on a lifelong journey to create work that meets his own high expectations. He pushes himself constantly and what the world gains is a incredibly detailed and ever changing body of work that continues to shift and invent due to the artist’s restless nature. In this episode we follow Richard as he creates two knock-out installations at New Image Art in Los Angeles, and Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco.
Shout outs Roger Gastman and RIP Justin Van Hoy.