|Prince of Neo Pop
In Gansbaai, Cape Town, for the first time, being one
with nature, bright colours and peaceful whales jumping
and screaming to the world. Great White sharks, who
have been here for millions of years, swim in the deep,
cold waters. Colours everywhere you look. Just two hours
later, early Friday evening, the puzzle of life fits together.
Going back to the city sounds, booking into a designer
hotel, and you know you can always escape back to
inspiring people in an inspiring environment.
As a collector of American Pop Art, I am always
interested in passing galleries, hoping to be inspired.
One gallery, different types of art from African to
international. But one painting got my attention. It
gave me the feeling that everywhere in the world, young
artists are creating, building further and more, but there
are only a few that directly make you feel ‘WOW’!
Richard’s paintings portray straight colours with clear and
steady figures. Where could I place him, if I wanted to?
Romero Britto (born Brazilian, working in Miami Beach),
Valerio Adami (Italian, 1935–), and of course the straight
lines of Keith Haring (American, 1958–1990). Four
months later, I am now the proud owner of some
beautiful Richard Scotts.
Richard’s support helped raise €4 500.00 towards the
KidsRights program for children with AIDS. In the near
future, when I come to South Africa to join hands with
Archbishop Tutu in support of this project, we will gather
and see the development of his work.
The entire world will one day hear of this Prince of Neo
Taken from Richards Book 2005