On May 20, 2017, Master Printmaker Omar Richardson (aka my husband) had an artist’s reception at HOBI Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Great people and plenty of wine filled the space. This was his first showing in Atlanta in a little while, and it proved successful. Richardson is back in the city like he never left! If you’ve never heard of my husband, the genius artist, here is a bit about him as stated on his website. He is truly a jack of all trades and master of all.
Omar Melvin Richardson was born May 5, 1982, in Nassau, Bahamas in an area called Bain Town also known as West Street. While attending C.R. Walker Secondary School in Nassau, he discovered and developed his love for art. At C.R. Walker, he was greatly encouraged by his teacher, Mrs. Ashe, to pursue art. After high school, he continued onto the College of the Bahamas where he studied painting and ceramics. While attending the College of the Bahamas, his professors Mrs. Maycock and Mrs. Behagg encouraged him to further his education abroad. He then transferred to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA, where he completed a B.F.A. in painting and a minor in printmaking. In Fall 2006, Richardson went to grad school in Atlanta, GA where he was the first M.F.A printmaking grad student in the history of Savannah College of Art and Design. He is a graduate of the SCAD Atlanta campus where he completed an M.F.A. in printmaking and an M.A. in commercial photography in 2009. While working as a professor at the Art Institute of Atlanta- Decatur, Omar decided to sharpen his design skills by pursing and completing a B.F.A in graphic design in 2013.
This Art Exhibition
As seen through the pieces in this show, Omar Richardson is a diverse artist with an interest in cultural and personal symbolism and its relation to the human condition. The human condition is very closely related to human emotions. The key concepts in Omar’s work are memory, reflection, loss, and re-invention. Colors, dramatic marks, text, and photography are used to present emotion in a unique way because human emotions are so complex and layered.
Omar’s work will be up at this location through August. If you are in the Atlanta area, please stop by and view the show in person. All pieces are for sale. HOBI Studios is located at 300 Oakland Ave. SE, #A, Atlanta, GA 30312.