Richard Woods

b. 1966, Cheshire, UK. Lives and works in London, UK


Richard Woods




Since 2000 Woods has been working in painting and printmaking to produce installations which inject a Pop Art dislocation into the experience of public, private and domestic spaces. He is best known for covering the internal or external surfaces of architectural structures with exaggerated, cartoon versions of common building materials. Brightly coloured patterns and shapes representing oak panels, stones or bricks are produced by hand; woodblock prints using household gloss paint are made, mostly on 3mm boards but also on ceramic or aluminium tiles, and then laid onto the floor or over the walls, masking the original finish.

His work has been commissioned and exhibited nationally and internationally in public and private institutions such as the Contemporary Art Society, London, 2009; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2009; Liverpool Biennial 2008; The Henry Moore Foundation Contemporary Projects, 50th International Venice Biennale of Art, Venice and Trussardi Foundation, Milan 2003.