Approved: 05.07.2011

Richard Shields

Artist, Curator, Technician, Writer

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Approved: 05.07.2011

Shields practice investigates varied contemporary issues through the use of the site specific, found objects and traditional skills. His pieces contain a duality between what is often as a valuable permanence found in the process of drawing and mark making and the disposability of everyday encounters. Whilst producing contemporary works Shields looks to history both as indicator and to contextualize

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  • Location: Manchester, North West
  • Contexts: Project
  • Artforms: Drawing, Intervention, Painting
  • Tags: 3d object, giclée, pigment based archival inks 310 gsm · 100% cotton · hahnemuhle., intervention, nhs, ready made
 

Artist Statement

Shields practice investigates varied contemporary issues through the use of the site specific, found objects and traditional skills. His pieces contain a duality between what is often as a valuable permanence found in the process of drawing and mark making and the disposability of everyday encounters. Whilst producing contemporary works Shields looks to history both as indicator and to contextualize events that occur in his own life and to the wider public. His past curatorial explorations in the site specific have seen him apply a range of media from oil paint to swimming pools, projectors and paper coffee cups. His topics of interest lie in financial posturing, religion and the otopsy of artistic process through an allegory with a sense of humor.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2003 - BA Fine Art Sculpture, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Group exhibitions 2012 - Paraphrase, Contemporary Six, Manchester 2005 - Dive, Victoria Baths, Manchester 2005 - Ten By Ten, The Reading Rooms, Manchester Curated projects 2011 - Richart Shields, The Other side of the Door Is Red Open Studio., Hotspur House, manchester