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
2012 - Paraphrase, Contemporary Six, Manchester
2005 - Dive, Victoria Baths, Manchester
2005 - Ten By Ten, The Reading Rooms, Manchester
2011 - Richart Shields, The Other side of the Door Is Red Open Studio., Hotspur House, manchester