Richard J Oliver

Feb 3, 2013

Los Angeles

Since becoming a parent, Richard J Oliver has explored the anxieties of raising a child in an environment on the brink of disaster. The images touch on the tragedy of children forced to survive in an apocalyptic environment and violently fend for themselves. He transforms the natural instincts of fatherhood and family protection into striking visuals. More recently, portraits have crossed into the dark, brooding world of Grimm’s fairytales and surrealistic subjects that help convey the emotion and tragedy of our world’s children.

Richard J Oliver’s early work focus on his homeland (Wales/UK), particularly the struggle of its youth trying to find identity in the aftermath of the local mining industry’s demise. His work often showcase the skeleton landscapes of mining villages in the Welsh valleys juxtaposed with contemporary youth. His latest works explore more universal subjects, from environmental issues to humanitarian and social problems that are close to his heart.

Richard J Oliver

Known Gallery

February 2 – February 16, 2013
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036