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Richard Woods says DIY

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Posted by Mark Sinclair, 29 April 2013, 16:13    Permalink    Comments (4)

Installation View, Richard Woods, DIY, the Alan Cristea Gallery, London 2013. Courtesy the artist and the Alan Cristea Gallery

Richard Woods' new solo show DIY opens today at the Alan Cristea Gallery in London and features new work alongside a site-specific installation cladding the gallery in his distinctive wood-grain boarding...

Richard Woods, Dirty chair #13, 2013, Varnish and acrylic on wood, Courtesy the artist and the Alan Cristea Gallery

Installation View, Richard Woods, DIY, the Alan Cristea Gallery, London 2013. Courtesy the artist and the Alan Cristea Gallery

The new work includes a series of radiator covers and some mock Tudor panelling and will form part of a space given over to his cartoonish wooden floorboards. A series of his offcuts-inspired Woodblock Inlays will also on display until June 1.

Richard Woods, Wood block sculpture AC1, 2013, Acrylic on plywood, Courtesy the artist and the Alan Cristea Gallery

Richard Woods, Wooden sculpture AC1, 2013, Varnish and acrylic on wood, Courtesy the artist and the Alan Cristea Gallery

Richard Woods, Radiator sculpture AC1, 2013, Acrylic on plywood, Courtesy the artist and the Alan Cristea Gallery

The Alan Cristea Gallery, 34 Cork Street, London W1. See alancristea.com and richardwoodsstudio.com.

4 Comments

This looks really effective. I really like how the pieces of wood and furniture look like illustrations. Very interesting work.
Matthew Stapleford
2013-04-30 07:29:47


It would be great if actual furniture was illustrated like this! The box of wood panels plays with your eyes a bit though because of how it breaks the lines from the floor in the first photo.

The illustrations actually remind me of the Gorillaz and their Clint Eastwood music video but that's probably because of the varieties of blue used on the illustrative floor boards. Love it!
Frances Hunt
2013-04-30 12:25:04


Seeing this exhibition - What does Sebastian Wrong actually bring to the Wrong/Woods collaborations?
John Locker
2013-05-18 20:27:25


Looks very cartoonish and merely decorative. There's no emotion or meaning behind it. What makes it "art"? Just the fact that people are dumb enough to pay a lot of money for it? Sorry, not buying into this.

Joyce
2014-04-27 02:13:00


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