New works in production in Pietrasanta, Italy.

New works in production in Pietrasanta, Italy.

April 2017

Art Brussels (19 - 22 April)
Richard will be presenting new works at Art Brussels, where he will be exhibiting with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery.

Richard says "I'm really thrilled to be exhibiting at Art Brussels 2018, especially in its phenomenal 50th year. I will be showing my largest works to date, including an elegant statuario marble work which is powerful yet delicate.

"Alongside this, I will be showcasing a sequence of hypnotic abstracts in colour and monochrome that have an instant impact but reveal many other surprises."

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Sweep ~ Landskip (14 April through 2 September)

"Landscapes are culture before they are nature; constructs of the imagination projected onto wood and water and rock"
- Simon Schama

Curated by Roberto Ekholm and including artists such as Derek Jarman and Peter Joseph, Richard will be representing paintings and bronze works.

Olav Kyrresgate 5, 4307 Sandnes, Norway

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October 2017  
Farewell to This Land’s Cheerless Marshes

From the third of a series of contextual essays: Dr Daniel Barnes 

'And in a dramatic departure from Stone’s usual landscapes, these new ones are bursting with life: within the apparent abstraction, the figures emerge, densely populating the canvas, bustling for space or attention. Here we find a tonic to the barren moors, heaths and fields of England that makes everywhen something of a menagerie of paintings.' 


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September - October 2017
Press for everywhen

"Richard Stone is one of the most talented emerging artists working in the UK today." - ArtLyst

"It’s rare talent to find an artist who is equally adept at sculpting and painting, but it’s the beautiful marble sculptures that are our favourites." - Fad Magazine Top 9 Art Exhibitions to see this week

"Kristin Hjellegjerde opens exhibition of new works by British sculptor and painter Richard Stone" - Art Daily

"His new works emphasise colour, mark marking and distribution of paint across the canvas to create a pulsating ‘life force’ that departs from a figurative vision of reality." - Trebuchet Magazine

September 2017
Nature Morte returns to the Guildhall, London

Returning from its European tour, Nature Morte explores art historical themes through the lens of modern makers. In this interview, Stone discusses his piece when history falls silent the future will fail and his thoughts about the show and its homecoming to London's 800 year old landmark.

Nature Morte is curated by Dr. Michael Petry, Roberto Ekholm, Katty Pearce (Guildhall) is showing until April 2018. 

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



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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