This exhibit invites the visitor to travel within the artist’s creations into an imaginary universe. It seeks to stimulate questioning by the opposition of images or image transfers within textures, as well as by the abstraction of the painting. Instinctive creator, his paintings are unique and made from his personal technique which he calls: painting-collage-freestyle. The result is a fusion of abstract and realism. "It's a technique which I have developed over the years, using a system based on freedom of movement. No sketches or preparatory drawing is performed. The goal is to focus on an artistic experience based on freedom, chance and the automation of the gesture”.
The exhibit presents a selection of the artist’s creations between 2012 and 2014.
Born on the 26th of March 1951 in Verdun in Quebec, Richard Fulham studied in art at the “CEGEP du Vieux-Montréal” and did ceramics at the “Julien studio” in Quebec. From 1977 to 1989, he worked as a ceramic-potter. After a few dedicated years to the the development of arts and crafts in Quebec, he makes a comeback to artistic creations. Member of the Montérégien Council of Culture and Communications, Richard Fulham has been dedicated in creating collage-paintings since 1996.
During his career he has received several grants and awards for the quality of his work as well as participating in important exhibitions abroad including France, Germany, USA, Italy, and Bulgaria etc. In 2003 he was the artist guest of honor and responsible for the Quebec delegation at the International Exhibition of Contemporary Collage of Paris. In 2002 he participated in the second symposium of contemporary collage of Plovdiv in Bulgaria receiving the grand prize of the city of Plovdiv, and returned in 2010 as guest of honor.
For more than 15 years now, Richard has been giving workshops in collage to Elementary schools as well as workshops of painting-collage to High Schools and adults.