Archival pigment print on Canson, Infinity Platine, Fibre Rag 310g paper
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 centimeters)
Edition of 10
© Richard Woods, 2020.
Richard Woods is an artist whose work occupies the boarders between Art, Design and Architecture . Having trained as a Sculptor at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, he has exhibited internationally for 20 years having numerous solo exhibitions in the UK, USA, South Korea, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and Japan.
Woods worked in the construction industry for 10 years after leaving art college and sites the main influences of his work remain the ‘stuff‘ he learned in the academic world of University College London getting mixed up with things he absorbed after leaving college as a carpenter.
During his time as a carpenter he worked installing laminate wooden floors in domestic and office spaces. “For a while in the mid 1990’s it seemed to me like the whole world was being covered up with laminate flooring?“. It was during this time that Woods began developing his trademark woodblock printed walls and floors as a way of inserting his own language into this decorative phenomenon.
His Public Art Projects have formed the backbone of the body of work during this time. "I love the way temporary public artworks stitch themselves into the consciousness of a landscape. They may physically exist for a very short time but they live on the viewers minds in a way that artworks that are exhibited in galleries rarely do.
Small, medium and large is a graphic work that is closely linked to a large public sculpture that will be installed in Lower Grovesnor Gardens in December 2020.