Kent Richardt (born in 1955 in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark) is a self-taught artist who uses clippings from old magazines, newspapers and old books in combination with charcoal, grafite and acrylic paint on canvas. Every single clipping tells a unique story, but is added an extra dimension when combined in a new and different context by the artist.
He is a self-taught artist who makes use of collage a the pronounced technique and characteristic style. Clippings from old newspapers, magazines and books have become his expression. Richard fascinates by his sense of combining the chosen stories that each of the clippings represent. Narrations and scenarios that have carefully been selected and put into new context. The compilation of the wrenched clippings and the artist´s work with charcoal and graphite adds an expressive and dynamic element to the history that exists in each work and this is what makes Kent Richard so unique. One of a kind. The many and very different beautiful letters, books and magazines, from which the clippings stem, is something that Kent himself has collected for months. The works thus always
“We stand on the shoulders of previous generations. Our world and the humans living in it are in constant change and I wish that my distorted motives will make the viewer reflect. Think. The perfect human being is so unbelievable borring whereas the imperfect makes life and the world a much more interesting place to inhabit. To live in”