Rich Simmons is an award winning rising star in the British scene. Rich’s work first exploded onto the commercial art scene with a street art piece celebrating the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. The piece entitled ‘Future ****King’ reached a global audience within hours of its completion.
Rich went on to exhibit in several group shows at The Opera Gallery on New Bond Street and had a solo pop up show as part of London Fashion Week. A successful sale at a Bonhams street art auction and a cover magazine feature about being the first street artist to go to Azerbaijans capital Baku rounded out a hugely successful 2011. He has just returned from his solo show in New York and Geneva.
Rich’s artwork deconstructs objects and relationships that are dear to him. He compartmentalises items and subcultures and celebrates their relationships. Involving the viewer in direct commentary, he juxtaposes their understanding of subject matter with his own sometimes abrupt opinions and sense of humour. His street art roots are reflected in the use of his often elaborately detailed stencils.