Richard Long, ‘Merrivale Circle’, 1994, Lisson Gallery

About Richard Long

From the action of a walk to the temporary placement of stones along the way, from piles of stones placed on the gallery floor to mud smeared upon the walls with his hands, Richard Long helped redefine sculpture in the 1970s. For Long, the landscape is at once the medium and subject of his work. He travels to challenging and remote terrains, documenting long walks with text and photographs, while leaving piles of rocks and other ephemeral installations behind him. Long’s projects exist as installations, but also as memory and narrative in our imaginations.

British, b. 1945, Bristol, United Kingdom, based in Bristol, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Richard Long: The Spike Island Tapes, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
2016
2015
Richard Long: The Spike Island Tapes, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2015
Don't Talk to Strangers, Random Institute, Zürich