Born in 1973, Richard Shipley hails originally from York, where he began painting in the 1980s as the graffiti artist CageOne; now living in the South West of England, Richard's artwork is continually evolving and has been stripped back in to a pure abstract aesthetic, while keeping its roots in graffiti art that features private collections and Art exhibitions across the globe.
The dominant feature in Richard’s work is order and chaos. His work blends both organic and geometric forms, always trying to find the perfect balance. Richards fascination with light in the urban environment comes through in every piece.
The work is produced using Digital formats such as Procreate and Photoshop as well as a variety of materials, from aerosols to charcoal on either wooden panels, canvas or paper. Ranging from very minimal, subtle pieces to bold angular shapes, often blended with aggressive undertones.
With an inspired acknowledgment of such pioneers as Boccioni, Richter and Lowry, Richard Shipley manifests both depth of movement and emotive expression whilst retaining a crafted economy of rich simplicity.