Richard White aka Rico Is an Artist & Illustrator currently based in Cheltenham. Rico draws inspiration from found imagery, mainly from his extensive archive of old books and magazines. he also has a healthy interest in the natural world and the human form.
He focuses on the process of painting by limiting his colour palette and homing in on two or three major elements. Mixing highly detailed imagery with stark negative space he creates scenes that appear as fragments of a narrative, treading close to the fine line of complete and in-complete.
Rico's work evolves through either meticulous sketching and preliminary planning, or seemingly random mark making. It is in this blur of abstract mark making and sublime realism that he really establishes a balance between order and chaos.
Rico's work has been sold all over the world and he has exhibited both at solo shows and group shows where he has shown along side Shepard Farey, D Face and Chloe Early. He has also Illustrated for Lindemans, Penguin Books, ITV, Matador Records to name a few.