december 2018 - baku magazine - nature transformed: the work of artist richard stone
Anna Wallace-Thompson speaks to Richard about how bronze, paint and marble are the perfect media through which to explore the changeability of history and mankind, as well as the enduring power of nature. Read article.
October 2018 - Manor Magazine - slow beauty
Richard was interviewed for MANOR Magazine discussing how working in Pietrasanta, Italy, effects the way he works and how his growing up in Devon prepared him in some way for this. Read article.
August 2018 - ArtLyst - Ingram Collection Director/Curator Jo Baring Talks Sculpture With Artist Richard Stone
Richard caught up with Jo during the Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Exhibition in which two of his bronze works are included and which Jo has curated. Read article.
July 2018 - AfterNyne - Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Show
After Nyne magazine announces "British Artist Richard Stone to Exhibit Two Bronze Works at the Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Exhibition". Read more.
July 2018 - DATEAGLE Art
DATEAGLE art interviews Richard Stone on being an artist, making, his studio and what's coming next. Read more.
May 2018 - ArtDependance - Statelessness Collapse and Transformation in Richard Stone's work
Stone seems to explore notions of statelessness and transformation using abstract forms with classical touch. ArtDependence Magazine talked to Richard Stone about his sculptures, inspirations and challenges. Read more.
April 2018 - Helaine Blumenfeld - Hard Beauty
"Hard Beauty", a new film about one of Britain's great unsung artists, Helaine Blumenfeld OBE, airs on April 18, 10pm, Sky Arts.
In 2014, Richard was awarded a scholarship from the Royal Society of Sculptors, to learn bronze casting at the world renowned Fonderia Mariana in Pietrasanta, Italy. During this time he was mentored by Blumenfeld.
Blumenfeld says “Richard's ability to draw deeply from his feelings and thoughts leads to great originality, many of his forms are extremely beautiful, I look forward to seeing some very exciting work from him in the years to come.”
Works made during this residency were exhibited in bronze.
Richard says "It was real privilege to have been mentored by Blumenfeld and to be included in this fascinating feature".
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.'
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
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.
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.
Elephant Magazine: Top Five Booths at Volta 12
'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
Interview | Cuckoo Magazine
'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.'
'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.'
Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life
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
Materiality and Masculinity
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
Fast Arts News
'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.'
'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.'
'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
'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.'
'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.'