About The Artist
Richard Berner is an internationally collected artist based in Brighton, UK, working in a variety of medias. He is best known for his distinctive and highly detailed pieces, using inks, fineliner pens and gouache paint. He created visual alchemy by constructing iconic images, often formed of countless figures or 'champs'.
Influenced by the Surrealists, Berner draws upon the bizarre and absurd, citing Dali and MC Escher as his biggest inspirations which can be seen in his unique and dream-like pieces.
Berner challenges assumptions with a well-honed sense of irony and dark humour. Juxtaposing life and death, Berner invites the viewer to come in closer and devour an endless story of their own within his art. Woven through the intimate and dynamic images are powerful, surreal and very human messages.
The champs are surviving and perishing within the same space. Hope and despair go hand in hand.
They have been thought of as everything from lost souls to lemmings; Berner considers them all champs.
- Make It Reign - Enter Gallery - Shoreditch, London (May 2023)
- Lone & Level Sands - The Old Bank Vault - Shoreditch, London (July 2021)
- New Beginnings, Group Show - Art Republic - Brighton (Dec 2019)
- Debut Solo Show - The Old Bank Vault - Shoreditch, London (Nov 2019)
- Mixed Originals Show - Art Republic - Brighton (May 2019)
- For The Love Of Art, Group Show - The Old Bank Vault - Shoreditch, London (Feb 2019)
- Artistic_uk Group Show - The Crypt - Camden, London (Dec 2018)
- Thumbnail Artistic_uk Group Show - Nolias Gallery, London (May 2018)
Art Fairs & Events:
- Connecting The Roots Auction - Artsy - Brighton (Jun 2023)
- Art Yard Sale - Enter Gallery - Brighton (Jun 2023)
- The Affordable Art Fair - CAKE Gallery - Hampstead, London (Apr 2023)
- Secret Postcard Auction, CombatStress - Bonhams, London (Oct 2021)
- Art Yard Sale - Enter Gallery - Brighton (Nov 2020)
- Art On A Postcard - Hepatitis C Charity Auction - London (Jun 2020)
- Art Republic Yard Sale - Jubilee Square - Brighton (Jun 2019)
- Artists Open Houses - Studio 106 - Hove (May 2019)
- Roy's People Art Fair - Bargehouse - Oxo Tower Wharf, London (Apr 2018)
- Roy's People Art Fair - Candid Arts Trust - Angel, London (Sep 2017)
- Art Republic
- The Old Bank Vault, London
- Enter Gallery, Brighton
- Lilford Gallery, Kent
- NL Galerie, Salzburg
- Arthouse Gallery, London
- J White Framing, London