GLASS AND WOOD
by Richard Woods
The pattern and texture that are created in the instant of pressing ink or paint onto the print block capture the moment the work is made and become a trademark to both the process and the finished product. The moment the fluid glass hits the cold air is the moment the object is formed. The process that printmaking and glass production share allow for a conversation between the image of the work and the process of how it was made.
Richard Woods is well known for his architectural installations and re-surfacing of structures that propose an absurd twist on the cult of home improvement and DIY aesthetics. His works are characterised by cartoon-like decorative surfaces, bold patterns and vibrant colours. Woods completed a major architectural commission in South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, designed an interior for the Comme des Garçons’ flagship store in Osaka. His works are held in major collections including the Saatchi Collection, London; Victoria and Albert Museum; London; British Museum, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.