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Richard Currier, 1960

Florida based painter Richard Currier depicts each subject in a magnified, almost hyper-realistic manner, whether it is a face, hand, flower or piece of fruit.
Educated at the Ringling College of Art and Design, with further studies in Europe, Richard has been the recipient of numerous awards🎨 and honors. Richard has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and is represented in several museums, as well as prestigious collections.
Currier has exhibited widely throughout the Southern United States for 20 years. He received his artistic training at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, as well as independent studies in Amsterdam and Paris.

"I have always been drawn towards dramatic imagery, using contrasting elements of color, shape and space. I paint until the objects become more than what they are", states Currier.
Indeed, the import and beauty of Currier's paintings lies less in the subject matter, and more in his masterful painterly techniques.
His work is included in the permanent public collections of the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, the Daytona Museum of Art and Science, and the Deland Museum of Art in Florida.