AMERICAN POETIC-ABSTRACT ARTIST
Begneaud toured as a chef for the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan, during the mid eighties. Traveling extensively, he
appropriated, not only the tastes, but textiles and small objects from villages, throughout the world, in order to encapsulate
his own experiences, at each location. Begneaud’s self-developed technique was influenced through a close relationship with
his late uncle, Artist Robert Rauschenberg. Rauschenberg’s creative gene is present in Begneaud’s work, which is built upon
powerful emotion and the artist’s past.
- “Mark Mastroianni & Rick Begneaud: Signs of Life,” The Villager, by Stephanie Buhmann, Volume 79, Number 4, July 1 – 7, 2009