Paul Richard opens his workspace for Greenpoint Open Studios 2018

Open studio hours are 12 noon to 6pm, June 2nd and 3rd.

From the official website of Greenpoint Open Studios:

For one weekend, hundreds of artists and designers open up their studios to the public to showcase work in a wide range of mediums. From paintings, sculptures, film, photography, weaving/textiles, ceramics, and more, there are seasoned artists to be visited and emerging artists to be discovered in the northernmost tip of Brooklyn.

Richard's studio is located at 61 Greenpoint Ave. Suite 401 in the historic "Pencil Factory".

 

"Water" Drip on paper 22x15"

"Water" Drip on paper 22x15"

Drips commissioned for Justin Bieber and his manager

In the Spring of 2016, Richard was commissioned to apply his now iconic drip style to portraits of pop sensation Justin Bieber and his manager "Scooter" Braun. The process of creating drips is somewhat performative in that all works are completed in one sitting, but the first draft rarely meets the artist's high standards. The drip itself is an exercise in repetition until the artist is ready to create the final work. In this video, Richard prototypes one of his drips.


The final work as presented to the singer features his trademark hair cascading over his piercing eyes.

'Justin' — Oil on Canvas 42 x 60

'Justin' — Oil on Canvas 42 x 60