Richard Logan has been a working artist for most of his life. While studying architecture at the University of Kansas, he also painted and experimented with photography. After college, he moved to the Caribbean and began working seriously as an artist. There he worked primarily with oils and his subject matters were the local people and colorful markets.
After returning to the states, Richard worked as a graphic designer, ad agency creative director and commercial photographer. During that time, he continued creating personally expressive work and in 2008 he began focusing exclusively on his own art.
Richard has expanded his mediums working with glass, metal and photography often combining these elements in dynamic and unique ways. He blends photography with cast glass or transfers digital images to metal adding etched or slumped glass.
Logan’s work can be found in private and public collections.
Recent exhibits of his work include Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida; Lauren Clark Fine Art, Great Barrington, Massachusetts; Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida; 410 Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan; and National Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan. Corporate collections include ASI/Progressive, Behar Peteranecz Architecture and Polypack Inc.
Richard uses many different mediums but currently he is working primarily with transferring photographic and painted images to metal combined with etched, cut and cast glass. This format allows him to have a much wider range for expression through the use of patterns, textures and the interplay of light.
Developing this unique process of combining the use of multiple materials has allowed him to expand the various methods to express himself. By transferring an image that he has created onto a piece of metal, he expands the narrative by adding a drawing etched in glass over that image. Richard's multiple tile pieces require a different kind of precision in the printing of the overlapping images to be transferred to metal along with the calculation of spacing and engineering to put them all together.
It is evident Richard enjoys challenging himself with new ideas and techniques by combining materials and processes that most people would not expect to see. Richard likes to surprise himself and others with his work.
Richard sees beauty in the human form and condition with all of its flaws and frailties. He also draws inspiration from everyday objects and society with its influences and contradictions.