James Riches


Some beautiful work from Melbourne based artist James Riches who manages to effortlessly cover his vibrant story book narratives with a darker and somewhat ethereal coating. “I'm curious about those moments when we slip through the crack in reality into a different place. So often in our day to day life we are denied the pleasure of fantasy by the constraints of work, deadlines, commitments and our urge to seek logic in the illogical”, he says. It's like eating candy floss with a mild chili topping.