Richard Ozanne Biographical CV
The Artists Statement
During my numerous tours abroad as well as across the United States I have been impressed by the worlds need for the arts and this voice where 'the artist' is allowed a clear voice through the viewing of his work that can be uninterrupted by the cultures demand for entertainment rather than "Art" . There is not enough emphisis placed on the arts in our current culture. In my view we have fallen way behind from any era of the past two hundred years. I am hopeful that this is a phase of social development and not a permanent trend.
In a culture obsessed by media of all types that are preprepared for mass consumption we have little to lean back on that is the essence of our cultures greatest triumphs in the arts. Our culture of instant gratification has given way to less personal expression and an age where the arts are less important than any age in the past.
This is a bold statement but I believe it is a signpost to recognize for art is never a privilage but is needed by the cultures to represent the voice of the current day, and an evolution of personal expression and freedom through the arts and the personal voice which is all to readily squelched out for the mass rally of tastes and fashion.