Richard Woods

1966 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Richard Woods is an established mid-career artist, who originates from the United Kingdom. Richard Woods was born in 1966. Born in the same country and around the same year are Lorna Simpson, Gary Hume, Edmund de Waal and Yinka Shonibare.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Richard Woods is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries such as the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Spain. Some of those galleries are Cristea Roberts Gallery in London, Studio SALES di Norberto Ruggeri in Rome, and Galerie VIVID in Rotterdam. Richard Woods most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Cristea Roberts Gallery in London (21 June 2018 until 31 July 2018) with the exhibition The Ideal Home Exhibition. Richard Woods' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Art Rotterdam (04 February 2020 - 08 February 2020) at Galerie VIVID in Rotterdam and I Never Felt So Much Alike Alike Alike (13 November 2019 - 09 January 2020) at L21 in Palma. Richard Woods' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called The Ideal Home Exhibition and took place at Cristea Roberts Gallery in London, the United Kingdom from the 21 June 2018 to 31 July 2018.

Richard Woods in private collections

On Artland, Daniel Nielsen includes works by Richard Woods, but also others by Choi Jun Kun, Jesús Herrera Martínez, and Won Sou-Yeol, critically acclaimed artists and prominent figures of the Art World.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been a crucial hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated tremendous wealth from colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural influences of other countries and continents. Throughout the modern era, Britain had been largely eclipsed by the status of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late nineteenth century, Britain became a significant focal point in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a cutting-edge movement setting the tone for artist-led organisations, associations and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Major artistic movements in British modernism include for instance Vorticism, comprised of artists part of the Bloomsbury group. Some notable British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.

Further Biographical Context for Richard Woods

Born in 1966, Richard Woods was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Richard Woods

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 4

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