For those who may be interested in my résumé and/or curriculum vitae (CV), here is the current condensed, one-page, all-in-one version. Just click the link below.
I am often asked for an artist’s statement when submitting entries for potential exhibition, and that is generally limited to 1000 characters, so here is a version in extremely condensed form.
Since the events of 2016 and beyond, Rich Sheaffer has been developing a new genre of art he calls Socio-Political Abstractionism. While political art has abounded in the past, it has generally taken the form of such things as cartoons and caricatures. Socio-Political Abstractionism, in contrast, is an art form in which hot-button social topics being divisively debated in the political milieu are “abstractionized” and expressed via painting in abstract form, to inspire thought and discussion. Such works are primitive expressions of dreams or visions that express the events and angst of our time in history. His works are experimental and inspired by current events; he never knows from the onset how the final work will appear. When events are so outrageous that he is left with a loss for words … he paints. Rich is active with the Artists Guild of the San Diego Museum of Art, the Artist Alliance of the Oceanside Museum of Art, and others.
Biafarin is a company based in Toronto which sponsors many competitions and online exhibitions. A Biafarin webpage briefly explaining Rich’s work with a few examples is at http://www.biafarin.com/p/artist.html?name=rich-sheaffer .