Approved: 16.07.2013

Richard Sweeney

Artist, Maker

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Approved: 16.07.2013

Richard creates sculptures inspired by the organic structures and growth patterns in nature. He seeks to maintain an experimental, hands-on approach, utilising the unique properties of often mundane materials to discover unique forms, working predominantly with paper as a sculptural medium. Richard often works without a preconceived form in mind, instead exploring a particular method of making to generate

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  • Location: Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • Artforms: Sculpture
 

Biography

Richard creates sculptures inspired by the organic structures and growth patterns in nature. He seeks to maintain an experimental, hands-on approach, utilising the unique properties of often mundane materials to discover unique forms, working predominantly with paper as a sculptural medium. Richard often works without a preconceived form in mind, instead exploring a particular method of making to generate many variations, which ultimately develop into more complex structures. He is driven by curiosity to discover three dimensional forms through the physical manipulation of material.

CV & Education

Group exhibitions 2013 - Art at No. 10, 10 Downing Street, London. A show of new works from UK- based craft practitioners curated by Janice Blackburn 2013 - Miniartextil. A group show of contemporary textile artworks, Le Beffroi, Montrouge, Montrouge, Paris 2013 - PaperWorks: The art and science of an extraordinary material, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA 2012 - Folding Paper: The infinite possibilities of Origami, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, USA. Artist talks 2011 - Alternative Approaches, a discussion with Richard Sweeney and Julijonas Urbonas, Royal College of Art, London Private commissions 2012 - Olympic Horses. Paper horse sculptures commissioned by Lincoln Cathedral for Lincoln Flower Festival, 2013., Lincoln Cathedral