Richie Culver British, b. 1979

“In both Richie Culver's visual practice and his DIY approach to music, the afterparty is conceived as a paranoid site of production: not only as the stage upon which the artist began to learn the addled language and pitch-black humour that drives his work to this day, but as an internal space for reflection, a place in which to slip into an evocative mode of disinhibited honesty. Culver has forged an unflinching commitment to inscribing his outsider observations that are asserted equally in his painting and music. Describing the spoken word that has long been a part of his practice as “like my paintings speaking,” Culver conceives of sound in similar terms, his emotionally charged machine music unfurling as a sonic extension of his text-based paintings.”

—Henry Bruce-Jones