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Richard Woods

British, b. 1966

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Richard Woods

British, b. 1966

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Painter, designer, sculptor, architect—the list of titles awarded to British artist Richard Woods is extensive and constantly overlapping. In 2002, Woods transformed a New York gallery space with an exaggerated use of historical patterns, architecture, and iconography in his installation Super Tudor. He combined patterns and prints from various periods to overtake floors and walls of the gallery's interior, using a Tudor-inspired façade to transform the building's exterior. This project, like many of Woods's endeavors, shaped an existing environment into a new reality, using cartoon-like decorative surfaces, mainly with hand-printed woodblock techniques. Woods has said that his vibrant color palette is inspired by his childhood memories of his parents' home in 1970s England, where he was surrounded by “plasticky” colors and garish, narrative wallpapers. Though best known for his architectural installations, Woods is also a distinguished painter and sculptor.

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Serpentine Galleries
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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frieze, and 1 more
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Liverpool Biennial, and 1 more
Biography

Painter, designer, sculptor, architect—the list of titles awarded to British artist Richard Woods is extensive and constantly overlapping. In 2002, Woods transformed a New York gallery space with an exaggerated use of historical patterns, architecture, and iconography in his installation Super Tudor. He combined patterns and prints from various periods to overtake floors and walls of the gallery's interior, using a Tudor-inspired façade to transform the building's exterior. This project, like many of Woods's endeavors, shaped an existing environment into a new reality, using cartoon-like decorative surfaces, mainly with hand-printed woodblock techniques. Woods has said that his vibrant color palette is inspired by his childhood memories of his parents' home in 1970s England, where he was surrounded by “plasticky” colors and garish, narrative wallpapers. Though best known for his architectural installations, Woods is also a distinguished painter and sculptor.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Liverpool Biennial, and 1 more
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