Inspired by works of Russian marine painters, Aleksey Rychkov specialized in sea landscapes at the beginning of his creative career. The characteristic feature of his paintings is thin and transparent technique of depicting water in motion. City landscapes of the artist are of romantic spirit and mood: St. Petersburg, the Neva, bridges and embankments, classical architecture. Landscapes of St. Petersburg are akin to works of old masters in the interpretation of the artist. He has an excellent command of multilayered painting technique which is organically combined with the effective and solemn panoramic compositions.
Alexey Rychkov's works are characterized by easy rendering of atmospheric effects with soft variations of tones, a variety of techniques and combining pastose painting and glazes on one canvas. The artist creates the sublime, and at the same time live images cast in a perfect form according to laws of classicism. Complex, and equally harmonious compositions are characteristic of his still lifes in the spirit of Kalf and Snyders. Portrait painting bears the imprint of romanticism, typical of the artist lightness of smooth lines and textures.
Alexey Rychkov is an artist of rare, unique ability to masterly create pictures in different genres and techniques, and also to carry out art copies. It is appreciated by gallery owners and collectors in Russia and abroad".