Matt Ritchie (right) and Miles Ritchie (left) are Bay Area artists based in Castro Valley, CA. As father and son, they share similar artistic styles as well as a mutual love for comics, film, TV, music, video games and everything pop. The duo pays homage to a vast range of pop culture subjects - from the 1970s-era Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica of Matt's early years, to the Masters of the Universe and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of Miles' childhood, to our modern day CGI-ified superhero multiverses, and everything in between. Each with his own individual style and fandom history, the Ritchies use wood as their common base medium to distill all their favorite 2-dimensional characters and icons into crisply crafted and invitingly tactile 3-dimensional pieces. Matt adds paint to embody brightly colored graphics and crossover humor whereas Miles tends to incorporate more natural exposed wood, allowing light, shadow, grain, and texture to tell a different story than his father's. Though they are inspired by many of the same pop culture icons, their joint exhibitions offer perspective from two very different generations - while Matt's presentation is steeped in decades of fandom, Miles renders beloved characters with fresh eyes.
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