About The Artist
Richard Berner is an internationally collected artist based in Brighton, UK. Working in a variety of media, but best known for his unique and highly detailed pieces, using inks, fineliners and gouache paint. He creates visual alchemy by constructing iconic images, often formed of his countless figures or 'Champs'.
Influenced by the Surrealists, Berner draws inspiration from the bizarre and absurd. He challenges assumptions with a well-honed sense of irony and his distinctive humour.
After attending art college where the tutors told him there was no future in drawing his weird little characters, he found his way to Brighton. Working independently, without such restrictions, the Champs were set free.
Juxtaposing life and death, his art invites the viewer to come in closer and take away from it what they want. 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.
- 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:
- 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 Yard Sale - Jubilee Square - Brighton (May 2017)
- Art Republic
- The Old Bank Vault, London
- Enter Gallery, Brighton
- Lilford Gallery, Kent
- NL Galerie, Salzburg
- Arthouse Gallery, London
- J White Framing, London