ONETSHIRT by Richard Woods


WOOD BLACK

WOOD BLUE

WOOD WHITE

BRICKS BIG

BRICKS SMALL

FLOWERS SMALL

FLOWERS BIG

  

RICHARD WOODS

Richard Woods’s T-shirt collection features his large scale graphics – the Bricks, Flowers and Wood patterns, normally used by him in architectural installations for floors and walls - printed as a kind of camouflage all over on t-shirts. The 7 prints are simple and colourful as in a comic strip: Bricks Big Bricks, Bricks Small, Flowers Big, Flowers Small, Wood White, Wood Black, Wood Blue. His strong graphics, huge simplicity and colourfulness, as in a comic strip, printed all over on t-shirts become a kind of camouflage, playing with public perceptions.

English artist Richard Woods, born in 1966, attended the Winchester School of Art between 1985 and 1988 and later the Slade School of Fine Art as postgraduate until 1990. The following year he was selected for the seventh Barclays Young Artist Award at the Serpentine Gallery in London. In 1992 he had his first solo exhibition in London, at Hales Gallery. Since then, he has shown extensively all over the world with solo exhibitions and site installations. In 1993 he received a commission from Rei Kawakubo to design the floors and furniture for the Comme des Garcon store in Osaka. He has also collaborated with Paul Smith on store interiors. With his sculptures and installations, Woods operates on the boundary between art, architecture and design. Most of his works in private and public collections became part of the actual space. For example, the flower floors covering the entire entrance hall and staircase of the Isabella Blow house or the green paint wooden floor in the classic English style dining room of Tabley House, up to the big urban square for the Venice Biennale of Art or the whole Bricks facade of a college building in Oxford.