“Ric Conn is a leading voice in speaking up about inequality and social issues women often face. Inspired by expressionist methods, both traditional and contemporary, he exhibits bold textures and calculated use of light in carrying the symbolic imagery in each visual narrative. Conn explores the opposition between reality and perception. His fascination and motivation are amped by realties that appear invisible in our everyday lives, cutting into the core of the hearts of his subjects and exposing hidden emotion. Layers of female characteristics are captured in each one of his paintings- focusing on the essence of courage and beauty in women.”
- Art Tour International Magazine
I am an internationally known award winning expressionist artist; inspired mostly by Toulouse-Lautrec, Edvard Munch, Picasso, Matisse and the German Expressionists.
My work is concerned not with objective reality but rather the emotions that objects and events arouse within a person, reactions—positive or negative—especially the understanding of the self within the viewer. Distortion, exaggeration, and fantasy are the filters through which I paint the modern world.
My work is different—it is not conventional, academic, or even the new modernism. I am creating a new avant-garde.
I have been named “Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art for 2020,” “Artist of the Decade 2010-2020,” and “Artivist of the year for 2020 and 2021” by Art Tour International Magazine. Additionally I have been in their summer, autumn and winter issues (back cover artist), and in American Art Collector. I have just been awarded Artist of the Future by Contemporary Art Curator magazine.
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