ABOUT

Richard “French” Sayer  is an Artist, Illustrator & Art Director.

Creating artwork, illustration, graphics, design & art direction  for the Music industry, Advertising, Print, Fashion, Publishing and the Skateboard industry.

French exhibits continuously world wide in both group and solo exhibitions. Recently art directing a number of projects, brands and curating exhibitions.

Clients:

Advertising:

  • DDH Advertising
  • Fingal Advertising
  • M&C Saatchi
  • AMV BBDO Advertising
  • Wieden & Kennedy

Brands:

  • Olympus Cameras
  • Casio G-shock
  • Scion
  • Wannadoo Broadband
  • The BBC
  • ITV

 

Publishing / Print / Media:

  • Turner Publishing (Adult Swim)
  • The Guardian
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Laurence King Publishing
  • Nylon Magazine
  • Plan B Magazine
  • Clark Magazine
  • Tank Magazine
  • Front Magazine
  • Sidewalk Magazine
  • Kingpin Magazine

Music / Record Labels:

  • Bavarian Opera
  • Ghostly Records
  • Relapse Records
  • Season of Mist Records
  • Modular People Records
  • Century Media Records
  • Virgin Music
  • Forest Records
  • Crematorium Records
  • Southern Records
  • Blackest Rainbow Underground Records

Apparel:

  • Aries
  • Lazy Oaf
  • Thrills
  • Cotton On
  • Silas
  • Uniqlo
  • Mishka
  • Sixpack
  • Carhartt
  • Death Rites
  • Volcom
  • Paul Smith (New Bold)
  • Beams
  • Altamont Clothing
  • 2k By Gingham
  • Kr3w Denim
  • Suburban Bliss

Footwear Brands:

  • Vans Footwear
  • Nike
  • Adidas Originals
  • Emerica Footwear
  • Pointer Shoes
  • Fallen Footwear
  • Adio Footwear

Skateboarding:

  • Bloodwizard
  • Black Label
  • Passport
  • Santa Cruz 
  • Creature 
  • Cliché 
  • Real 
  • Jivaro Wheels
  • Independent Truck Company
  • Zero 
  • Antiz 
  • Heroin 
  • Foundation
  • Witchcraft 

Art Director at Death Rites

C.E.O of  “Witchcraft Hardware”.

Solo Exhibitions:

“Out Tö Lunch’ – New Image Art Gallery, West Hollywood, USA – December 2017

“Heatseeker” – Beach London Gallery, London, UK – September 2017

“Technical Ecstasy” – Ludlow Gallery, Orange, NSW, Australia – March 2017

“Fatal If Swallowed” – Beyond Gallery, Perth, Australia – November 2016

“Brainwave” – Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne, Australia – August 2016

“Knightmare” – China Heights Gallery, Sydney, Australia – April 2016

“French x Kr3w” – Empire Gallery, Long Beach, California, USA – January 2015

“Black Veil” – Mild Manners, True East, Melbourne, Australia – March 2014

“Means To An End” – China Heights Gallery, Sydney, Australia -February 2014

“Tokyo Art Book Fair” – Galeria De Muerte, Tokyo, Japan – October 2013

“VERITA VLTIMA VITAE” – Scion Installation, Los Angeles, USA – September 2012

“Let Us Prey” – Beach London Gallery, London, UK- May 2012

“French” – Ninelives Gallery, Brisbane Australia – January 2012 (print exhibition)

“Oath Of Armageddon” – Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne, Australia – January 2012

“At First Light” – Ninelives Gallery, Brisbane, Australia – August 2010 (joint show with Murdoch Stafford)

“Isolated Magic” – Chapter One Gallery, London – December 2009

“Blood Oath” – Archipeligo Gallery, Sheffield – October 2009

“The Initiation” – Cerasoli Gallery, LA, USA – September 2009 (joint show with Derek Albeck)

“Cursed Scrolls”- Mishka, Brooklyn, USA – July 2009

“Slaughter” – Metal Destroys W+K” – Wieden and Kennedy, Amsterdam, Netherlands – July 2009

“Humour of Initiation” – Vans / 5050 Gallery, Bristol – April 2009

“Made of Rats” – Force of Nature Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark – Feb 2009

“Funeral Fog” – Monster Children Gallery, Australia – December 2008

“Hand of Glory” – Nine Lives Gallery, Brisbane, Australia – November 2008

“Lord of Light” – Don’t Come Gallery, Melborne, Australia, – November 2008

“Desolate Delights” – Derek Albeck and French, Berdhouse Gallery, LA, USA – May 2008 (Joint Exhibition)

“High Priestess of the Woods” – Analogue, Edinburgh – January 2008

“French” – Projekts Gallery, Manchester – May 2007

“Funerality” – Monster Children Gallery, Sydney Australia – May 2007

“Conventional Weapons” –  KCDC, Brooklyn, New York – February 2007 (Joint Exhibition with Fos)

 

Group Exhibitions:

“King Brown” – Form Gallery, Perth, Australia – March 2015

“Welcome to Black Canyon” – Conduit Arts, Melbourne, Australia – September 2014

“Scissors & Paper” – House of Van, London, UK – July 2014

“GSB 5 Years” – Steinslandberliner Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden – November 2013

“Diversions” – Giant Robot Gallery, Los Angeles, USA – March 2012

“Looking Sideways” – Vans Wangl Tangl Exhibition, Switzerland  – March 2012

“Rolling Back the Years” – Huck Magazine, London – January 2012

“All the Colours of the Dark” – Awful Nice Gallery, St Louis, USA – March 2011

“Close to a World Below” – The Scion Gallery, Los Angeles, USA – October 2010 (Curator)

“Disorder Disorder” – The Penrith Regional Gallery, Australia – August 2010

“Skull Duggery” – Pure Evil Gallery, London, UK – March 2010

“Scion Installation 6” -Touring Exhibition, LA, Austin, Witchita, Minneapolis, Brooklyn – Jan 2010 – August 2010

“Metal” – Giant Robot Gallery. New York, – November 2009

“Scion Installation 5” – Touring Exhibition, Detroit, MI, Miami, FL, Phoenix, AZ, Minneapolis, MN, New York, NY, San Jose, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Portland, OR, Los Angeles, CA, USA – December 2008 – August 2009

“Take to the Woods” – Analogue, Edinburgh – December 2007

“We’re Rollin, They’re Hatin” – Riviera Gallery, Brooklyn, USA – October 2007

“To the Masses” – Scion Installation, Los Angeles USA – August 2007

“Cherryvale Skateboards” – London – July 2007

“Sixteen X Twelve” –  Monsterchildren Gallery, Sydney, Australia – November 2006

“A Thousand Things” – MU Gallery, Eindhoven, – July 2006

“The Rest Is Total Silence” – ATM Gallery, New York – July 2006

“Everyone knows this is Nowhere” –  Galleri Loyal, Stockholm,– May 2005

“The Banjo Show” – 88B Gallery, London – April 2005

“Moving Units” – Kingsland Rd, London – August 2004

“Window Show” – Wren Gallery, Sydney, Australia – October – November 2003

“Sneaker Pimps”– Sydney, Tokyo, Berlin, L.A – November 2003 – September 2004

“Artist In Residence Commission” – Kinross Wolaroi School, Sydney, Australia – September 2003

“Exhibition 101” – Sydney, Australia – May 2003

“Skate Art” – Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe – June 2003

“A Surface In Between” –  Arthouse, Hoxton, London – May 2003

“Side Effects of Urethane” – Jam Factory, London – November 2001

Education

BA Hons Fine Art, Staffordshire University, 2002

 

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