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Richard Shipley

United Kingdom
Richard Shipley
Abstract Painter based in Bristol UK.
Abstract Painter based in Bristol UK.


Born in 1973, Richard Shipley hails originally from York, where he became a prolific teenage graffiti artist; now residing in the South West, Richard's artwork has organically evolved into a purely abstract aesthetic, which features in popular culture, private collections and High Art exhibitions across the globe. 

By embracing the infinite depths and textures of a non-objective and abstracted style, Richard Shipley delves deep into the human psyche where he captures and conveys stolen moments of the emotive experience.

His work immerses the viewer in a conceptual yet soulful representation of the human condition, and subtly invokes whispers of vulnerability and fear.

The canvases are formed through the dynamic layering of ink, aerosol, oil and emulsion, which traverse a labyrinthine expanse of projection and consciousness; and whilst hosting such an authentic and beguiling aesthetic, the viewer becomes engulfed within an assiduous approach to sacred geometry and visual composition.

With an inspired acknowledgment of such pioneers as Boccioni and Lowry, Richard Shipley manifests both depth of movement and emotive expression whilst retaining a crafted economy of rich simplicity.


2013 - Live Painting with Q&A at Box Park, Shoreditch, London.


2017 - Bond Dickinson, Bristol. Group show. Bristol, UK
2014 -  Inspiration Art Festival, Group Show, Jerusalem, Israel
2013 ? Weapon of Choice Gallery, Group Show, Bristol, UK
2013 ? Art-el Gallery at Co-Lab, Group Show, Bristol, UK
2013 - Swtch Studios, Group Show, Nottingham, UK
2013 ­- Upfest Gallery, Beautiful Bugs, Group Show, Bristol, UK
2013 - Weapon of Choice Gallery, Group Show, Bristol, UK
2013 - Paper Gallery, Group Show, Bristol, UK
2012 - Brick Lane Gallery, Christmas Group Show, London, UK
2012 - Unwellcome Relatives Group Therapy Show, The Farm, Group show, Bristol, UK
2012 - Artaq Awards, Espace Cardin, Group show, Paris, France
2012 - Upfest, Event exhibition, Group show, Bristol, UK
2012 - Metric, Dock Street, Group show, Leeds, UK
2012 - Artaq Awards, Group show, Angers, France
2012 - Art-el Gallery, Group show and online at, Bristol, UK
2011 - Ink for Aid, fundraiser for the Japanese tsunami, Leeds, UK
2011 - Quda Arts, Victoria baths, Group show, Manchester, UK
2010 - Bradford Playhouse, Innocence - Solo show, Bradford, UK
2009 - 400 ml project, La Lune en Parachute, Group show, Paris, France
2008 - Red Cross Summer Exhibition, Nutshuis, Group Show, The Hague, Netherlands
2001 - The Corn Exchange - Group show - Leeds UK
1998 - Victor J's - Solo Show - York, UK

More info

2017 - Average Art Magazine.
2013 ? Online interview on
2013 - Art! The Magazine. LA based art magazine, 4 page Interview.
2012 - Paper Publication,  1st edition, published by paper gallery, Bristol, p 4
2012 - Artaq book zine, p 76
2008 - 400ml, published by kitchen 93, p 66

2017 - 2nd Art SlantPrize 2017 (Drawing Category)
2017 - 1st Art Slant Prize 2017 (Drawing Category)
2012 - Artaq International Urban Arts Awards,