The Spontaneous Beauty of Men by Richard Vyse (Art)
By Christopher Harrity
Free to draw as he pleases, Richard Vyse lets his imagination take over. Read more below.
The payoff, it would seem, after years of working on crushing deadlines delivering fashion artwork to meticulous specifcations is a potent freedom with an undercurrent of disclipline and experience. Richard Vyse's line work is exciting, daring, and emotional. His color is explosive and graphic. And his subject matter now is strictly male.
Internationally collected artist Richard Vyse is in collections in Paris, London, Barcelona, Cologne, and the U.S.
Vyse has studied at at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and taught at Pratt in Brooklyn. His art has been featured in many international gay art magazines and literary art magazines as well — Mascular, Jack the Lad, Noisy Rain, and Juturna in Germany, to name a few.
“I completely focus on creating Man Art after many years as a fashion illustrator for major department stores and fashion magazines. I enjoy creating art whenever I want without deadlines or exact specifications. I rarely do portraits but prefer to be inspired by a pose, or look and body, to create an imagined fantasy guy. They do not exist except in my art and imagination. Celebrating man in art with line and spontaneous brush strokes to capture a moment and a mood.”