looking for a place to land

everywhen

 

All new sculptures and paintings presented at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, 8 September - 8 October 2017



January 2017

Brand new edition for 2017

 

dancing on a mountain of forgotten fire

bronze, patina

15x10x8cm

Ed. 6 +2AP

 

Following the success of the bronze shaddeskadwo, with editions

in collections in the UK, Germany and the US, a brand new edition

for 2017 is now available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For acquisitions or enquiries: Contact


June 2016

Elephant Magazine: Top Five Booths at Volta 12

 

Galleries to watch: Emily Steer

 

'Volta began in 2005 as a smaller fair that runs at the same time as

Art Basel. The fair has a strong focus on solo exhibitions,

occasionally working thematically also to bring together the work of

multiple artists.'

 

 

 

 

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April 2016

Interview | Cuckoo Magazine

 

Interview with artist Richard Stone

 

'London-based artist Richard Stone works with classical and

contemporary materials and themes. With a poetic alacrity, the art

historical canons of the figure, landscape and nature he

interrogates have become more clearly about working through

representations or aspirations of the past, looking at a resonance

left in fragments, that has become much more present, much more

powerful and indicative of where we actually are.' 

 

 

 

 

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August 2015

Interview

 

Artist Richard Stone shares his practice with Traction Magazine

 

'Recent works in particular represent years of thinking and making,

but it’s really now, that they’ve come together as a leap, both of

faith and practice, in the form and mediums that best expresses

them, of which classical materials are part, though not exclusively

of course. I’ve always liked to draw out constellations of meaning

between very different materials and works, It’s an eclectic

approach, but one that has gathered resonance over time.'  

 

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June 2015

Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life

 

Invitation and Media Release

 

Part I: Hå gamle prestegard, Stavanger, Norway

6 June – 30 August, 2015 | Preview: 6 June, 2 - 5 pm

 

Museum touring 2015 -18 | Curated by Michael Petry & Eva Watne

Assisting curators: Roberto Ekholm & Ingunn Nord-Varhaug

 

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May 2015

Media Release

 

Solo exhibition at James Freeman Gallery, London

 

in the shape of centuries

Recent works by Richard Stone

19 June - 4 July | Preview: 18 June, 6.30 - 8.30pm

 

'Through both painting and sculpture he explores two conflicting

forces that create a continual tension in the field of art: the

accumulation and endurance of cultural heritage, versus the need

for new creation and artistic progress.'

 

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March 2015

Materiality and Masculinity

 

Richard Stone interviews Michael Petry

 

It’s no coincidence that Michael Petry’s first monograph,

‘The trouble with Michael’, published over a decade ago

still resonates. Incorporating themes of sexuality, time and

memory, his use of material is as sensual as it is surprising.

Often quietly confrontational, alongside his establishment

views and critique, altogether, it’s a mischievous practice. I

caught up with Michael for an in-depth discussion of recent

projects and to explore his practice more broadly, from the art

of not making to storytelling, the museum, through to heroes

and politics.

 

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December 2014

Fast Arts News

 

A Year in Art: gleam at Kristin Hjellegjerde

 

'All Stone’s trademarks were here – the figures with their

heads obscured, the reversal of making in painting and the

fiercely intelligent deployment of contradiction – but with a

renewed vigour in material sensitivity and conceptual

integrity. The work looked as if it belonged in a museum at

the same time as being strikingly contemporary, effortlessly

demonstrating the continued relevance, if not sheer

urgency, of the sublime, beauty and craftsmanship.'

 

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October 2014

Daily Serving

 

Constellations of Meaning

 

'Richard Stone’s work is a study in contrasts. He harnesses

contrasts toward the refinement of a delicate balance

between history and the present, questions and answers,

narratives and anti-narratives. Much of Stone’s work has a

poetic airiness and alacrity that absorbs his viewer in a

distinct gathering of ideas rich in historical, cultural,

conceptual, and material juxtapositions.'

 

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September 2014

Exhibition Text

 

Too Heroic, Too Romantic, or Just All the Land and Sea at Once

 

'Art sometimes asks questions that appear to be negated

by their palpable absurdity, drawing us into a world where

conventional lines of demarcation are blurred and logic

dissolves into paradox. Richard Stone’s gleam compels

us to enquire about the differences between heroism and

romanticism, painting and sculpture, the figure and the

landscape. The answers to these questionsare embodied in

the works themselves, which form an ongoing investigation

of how contradiction simmers just beneath the surface of

all things.'

 

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September 2014

The Londonist

 

Heroic Sculpture by Richard Stone

 

'Where Stone has the edge, and arguably his more

impressive works, is in his sculptures. A bronze man strides

purposefully forward against the wind as his clothing is

blown back and the man and cloth become one

undifferentiated yet determined mass. Another bronze

features a man at rest yet his upper body suggests a

strength and power, while two small boxers eye each other

up across a plinth before they engage in a duel.'

 

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September 2014

Time Out

 

Richard Stone: Gleam

 

'Bronze and marble sculptures in this exhibition function as a

modern reconstruction of past artistic styles, whether it be

19th century romanticism, abstract expressionism or heroic

realism. Here, London-based artist Stone examines the

potential for specific historical art references to intertwine,

creating an imaginative series of works that may subvert the

history of art as we know it.'

 

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