Richard Stone


Born in England, Stone lives and works in London after completing an MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martin’s for which he received a British Academy Bursary.

Stone takes a distinctive approach to recurrent themes of self and place, absence and transience, from mischievously re-casting the dimensions and structural details of gallery and site-specific spaces to recently engaging viewers as participants through the reenactment of a memorial.

Materials and found objects are equally intrinsic and seductively reworked or reconfigured, these have included ornaments engulfed in ghostly auras of smooth amorphous wax, carpets unraveled and suspended, erased antique paintings, earth, flowers and other delicate ephemera.

Works often appear in physical and conceptual states of metamorphosis and flux, incorporating sharp contrasts of light and dark or are interwoven with grainy expressions of solitude and stasis.


2012 A walk at dusk and dawn, Burgh House, London
2011 Idir eathara, Tank Gallery, London
2010 Reenactment of a memorial, Madame Lillie’s Gallery
2009 The parlour, Amwell Street, London


2011 The Face of the Shape, La Scatola Gallery, London
2011 The Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London
2011 London Group Open, London
2011 The Title Art Prize, BlankSpace, Manchester
2011 Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Italy
2011 Galerie8 Sculpture Prize, Galerie8, London
2011 The X and The Y: 8 Artists at City Hall, City Hall, London


The Failed Escape, 2011, part of the show THE FACE OF THE SHAPE

The Failed Escape (installation view and detail i) topsoil (one tonne), wax casts from porcelain bird, dimensions variable, gallery version approx 240x50x30. A new installation produced for ‘THE FACE OF THE SHAPE’, 8 Dic – 10 Jan, La Scatola Gallery.
Images by Original&theCopy