Richard Vännström is a painter, sometimes sculptor and maker of stuff. He is best known for being a recluse and disliking a wide variety of things including but not limited to people, the way people behave and the various opinions people like to share with him… and occasionally also himself.

Richard grew up in a remote area of Swedish Lapland where he did things kids usually do. Also lots of knives and homemade weaponry, you know basic kids stuff. He then went to school, tried to be normal, worked, didn’t like working much, went to art school. etc. He now resides in an even more remote location in Swedish Lapland and sometimes also in Malta where the weather is a bit better.

In his spare time when he is not painting surprisingly affordable masterpieces for the discerning collector he enjoys contemplating his inevitable death and balancing his chequebook. He creates art hoping to make strangers happy or at least slightly uncomfortable.

Richard used to enjoy fishing but he doesn’t do it any more because reasons… but he thinks he might take it up again once global economic collapse throws the world into chaos to help him avoid the bloodshed and violence that will surely transform every town big enough to have a grocery store into a post apocalyptic wasteland populated by idiots with inexplicable tattoos and mohawks fighting over the last can of petrol.

Richard also really hates writing artist statements about himself in the third person. I really hate this! Yeah that’s right, it was me all along. It’s me writing all this crap! It’s just you and me now. You and me and all my knives… and the unforgiving darkness spreading from the indifferent void…

Well, that’s enough with the self promotion. If that doesn’t do I don’t know what will. So why not have a look at the store? theindependentartist.biz Original art available for a limited time only. Everything is available for a limited only. You are available for a limited time only. You are made of meat. Meat. If your mattress was made of bread you would be a sandwich! So go buy a painting before it’s too late.

I’m really very friendly despite everything I just told you. Sorry this wasn’t more helpful. I ship worldwide.

Peace out!

Richard Vännström

P.S. Here’s a list of things I have done for those of you who care about that sort of thing.