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Jeffrey Richter: Surreal Charcoal Drawings & Industrial Humanity

Drawing life into his haunting world, Missouri native Jeffrey Richter conveys a sense of melancholic rhapsody through his imaginative work. Having attended various art, printmaking and sculpture classes, Richter also worked as a graphic artist, designing T-shirts for Paramount Apparel.

Incorporating collective themes that fuse the boundaries of love, isolation and death, the prominent technical mechanics of his charcoal and pastel drawings are a surreal twist of shadow and smudge, mystery and chiaroscuro lighting. Richter’s creative palette generates a heightened sense of empathy towards his tortured subjects while the eerie balance between human, machine and inner beast remain equal counterparts. Utilizing dramatic contrasts in detailed composition and elemental atmosphere, he renders his somber tones into unique visions of industrialized darkness.

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Internationally exhibited artist and creator of Wooden Ophelia, Bella Harris is not only the Online Editor at Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, she also oversees all staff writers and helps support website functionality and development. As a contributing writer for the website, active copy editor, and editorial photographer, she plays a vital role in the growth of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine while working closely with advertisers and artists. Wooden Ophelia is a contemporary collection of original moon designs, handmade woodwork, artwork furnishings, and sacred crystals... all to enchant your home.

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