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Richard Woods è nato a Chester, Gran Bretagna, nel 1966. Negli anni ottanta studia alla Winchester School of Art e alla Slade School of Art e, tra il 1988 e il 1990, allUniversity College London. E nel 1991 è selezionato per la settima edizione del Barclays Young Artist Award show alla Serpentine Gallery di Londra. I suoi lavori sono stati esibiti e commissionati dalle importanti istituzioni pubbliche e private internazionali: Bloomberg Space a Londra (2012); Art Club 1563 di Seoul (2011); Victoria & Albert Museum di Londra e alla Lever House di New York e alla City Hall di New York (2009); Natural History Museum di Londra (2008); P3 di Londra (2007); la London Underground’s Platform for Art in Leicester Square station (2006); the New Art Gallery di Walsall e dalla da the Wimbledon School of Art dellOxford University (2005); alla Royal Academy of Arts di Londra (2002); Miami Public Library (2003); Fondazione Nicola Trussardi a Milano (2001), dalla Henry Moore Foundation in Leeds (1997). Nel 2003 lartista ha preso parte alla 50° Biennale dArte Contemporanea di Venezia.
Lartista vive e lavora a Londra. Benché gli studi di Richard Woods siano stati indirizzati in particolare verso la scultura è impossibile etichettarlo in un unica categoria, il suo lavoro è in parte, e insieme, pittura, scultura, installazione. La relazione dinterdipendenza che lega l’intera produzione è data dalla forte matrice concettuale e da una continua e costante ricerca di nuovi modi per adornare tutti gli spazi che usiamo quotidianamente. Woods fonde arte, architettura e design, trasformando completamente strutture e spazi. Mattoni, ciottoli, carta da parati e compensato sono modificati tramite disegni grafici che lartista usa per rivestire le superfici dinterni e esterni, creando ambienti che combinano fantasia e realtà.
Richard Woods was born in Chester in 1966. He studied at the Winchester School of Art and at the Slade School of Art. Between the 1988 and the 1990 he attended the University College London. In the 1991 he was selected for the 7th edition of the Barclays Young Artist Award show at the Serpentine Gallery of London.
Richard Woods cannot be labelled in a singular and specific category, although his studies are oriented towards sculpture. His work can be read as painting, sculpture and installation. Behind the artists production there is a strong conceptual meaning and a constant research of a new way to decorate spaces of everyday life. Merging art, architecture and design, spaces and structures are completely transformed. Bricks, pebbles, wallpaper and plywood are modified through graphic drawings that are used to cover internal and external surfaces. The result is a setting in which fantasy and reality combine. His works have been commissioned by the London Underground’s Platform for Art in Leicester Square station (2006); by Paul Smith, New York and Tokyo (2001, 05, 06); by Wimbledon School of Art dellOxford University (2005); by Comme des Garçons of Osaka, Japan (2002); by Henry Moore Foundation in Leeds (1997). He has also partecipated at the Liverpool Biennial (2008), at the 50° Biennale di Venezia (2003), and at the Royal Academy of Arts di Londra (2002).
Richard Woods lives and works in London.

Richard Woods, Printing and cutting and other stories , 2006

Richard Woods, Printing and cutting and other stories , 2006

Richard Woods, Flat pack natura, exhibition view

Richard Woods, Flat pack natura, exhibition view

Richard Woods, Dirty Chairs, 2013

Richard Woods, Dirty Chairs, 2013

 Richard Woods, Offcut Inlay no.35, 2008

 Richard Woods, Offcut Inlay no.34, 2008

Richard Woods, Painted Runner Beans No. 1, 2009

 Richard Woods, Painted Daisy No. 3, 2009

Richard Woods , Red Chair ,  2015