GLASS AND WOOD
by Richard Woods
Richard Woods approaches artisanal culture with humour in Glass and Wood, conflating the ligneous and the vitreous. Printmaking, which traditionally transforms wood into word, is here instead applied to glass – which now ‘reads’ as wood. This transfiguration joke recalls craftsmanship heritage where the use of a block to transfer imprints in negative relief is known to the worlds of both print- and glass-making.
PENDANT VERTICAL | W 250 x D 250 x H 600 MM
PENDANT HORIZONTAL | W 900 x D 250 x H 250 MM
FLOOR LAMP SMALL | W 300 x H 1500 MM
FLOOR LAMP LARGE | W 500 x H 1500 MM
Fused Glass, Metal
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 and 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.