Artwork > Paintings

My current paintings are awaiting a more concise description other than my shear irrational exuberance at making work that engages my impulses. Stay tuned...

The writer David Reed described the paintings in "Tissue," the exhibition catalog, "The wood, ash, and polyurethane (foam) in Ritchey's work are tissues that happen to offer fairly insistent analogies to solid-seeming but corruptible...flesh. The weblike traces of spreading acrylic in the "canvases" are figurative tissues inside literal ones."

From a 2000 exhibition, art critic Kenneth Baker attributes these works "... ambitious, if nothing else." link

Refugio Bay Apocalypse III
acrylic, collage, oil on paper
20" x 26"
2015
Contemporary art, painting, Rik Ritchey
Acrylic, polyurethane on panel
72 x 56 inches
2016
Rik Ritchey painting, painting contemporary, painting, polyurethane
Polyurethane, acrylic, glass beads
75" x 57" x 1"
2014
Untitled
Acrylic, polyurethane, on canvas
32' x 42"
2016
Half Life
Acrylic, polyurethane, on panel
56" x 43"
2016
Rik Ritchey painting, mixed media, acrylic, Collection of City of Emeryville, CA, art
Acrylic, polyurethane
74" x 56"
2014
Polyurethane, acrylic, mixed media painting
Acrylic, glass beads, polyurethane
74" x 56" x 1"
1998
Polyurethane, acrylic, mixed media painting
acrylic, paper, polyurethane
72" x 56" x 1"
2000
Polyurethane, acrylic, mixed media painting
Polyurethane, acrylic
74" x 56" x 1"
1996
Polyurethane, acrylic, mixed media painting
Polyurethane, acrylic, ink, beeswax
56" x 74" x 2"
1994
Polyurethane, acrylic, mixed media painting
Polyurethane, acrylic, ink
76" x 54" x 1"
1994
Polyurethane, acrylic, mixed media painting
Polyurethane, acrylic, fiber
56" x 74" 1"
1995
Polyurethane, acrylic, mixed media painting
Polyurethane, acrylic, ink
74" x 56" x 1"
1994
Polyurethane, acrylic, mixed media painting
polyurethane, acrylic, beeswax
74" x 56" x 1"
1998
Quantum Mechanical Plein Air Painting
Acrylic, polyurethane, on linen
44 x 40
2015
Polyurethane, acrylic, mixed media painting
Polyurethane, acrylic, string
74" x 56" x 1"
1998
Polyurethane, acrylic, mixed media painting
Polyurethane, acrylic, beeswax
74" x 56" x 1"
1998
Polyurethane, acrylic, mixed media painting
Polyurethane, acrylic, plaster
74" x 56" 1"
1995
Rik Ritchey, Rik Ritchey painting, contemporary painting, polyurethane
polyurethane, acrylic
57 x 52 x 1
1998
Rik Ritchey, Rik Ritchey painting, painting, contemporary art, art
polyurethane, acrylic, hydrocal
47 x 37 x 1
1998