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Ruth Richmond

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Degree: MA Drawing
University: UAL Wimbledon
Graduation Year: 2017

Artist Statement

‘Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.’ Le Corbusier.

My drawings are fragments of traces suspended in space and memory. Stimulated by the emotion and experiences of the materials, the paper and my memory of feelings whilst being active, particularly whilst I am walking in the countryside. Walking changes volumes of air in space which is constantly reforming as I, the subject, move through it altering the perspective and meaning of my activity. Whilst drawing I am seeking the moments of FLOW (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi B. 1934) and re capturing the essence of this as experienced whilst carefree and moving through the space outdoors. This space alludes as much to the time between experiencing the subconscious spiritual moment when walking and the engagement between me and the materials. The marks I make are suspended between the memory and the touch of material on paper, the marks representing this are a combination of lines that achieve the space, and move it, changing its structure and composition. I push the drawing materials around the paper’s surface and use this ‘negative’ space I achieve to work in conjunction with the marks. I am the conduit through which the ideas form and these become marks on paper, visible to others. The thoughts and ideas evolving with the help of the materials. The drawing animates the viewer’s emotions, a communication from the artist to the viewer. Without marks there is no shape to the space and without space there is nowhere for the marks to take shape, it is a symbiotic relationship. In my subconscious ideas and memories float around between the space of thoughts. Drawing allows me to order these thoughts and have a means of communicating them to someone else. END

Exhibitions

 

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2017 Winner of Maggie Clarke Sketchbook Prize 

Solo Shows

2010 Paintings. Frame Workshop Gallery, Ipswich, Suffolk 

Selected Exhibitions

2018. Landscapes to Cityscapes. Brick Lane gallery, London 
2017 MA Drawing degree Show UAL Wimbledon London

2017 Artist in Residence Shotley Peninsula Festival of Arthur Ransome, Suffolk
2017 Same Difference, Cass Art, 103, Clarence St. Kingston London 

2016 In The Frame, Wimbledon College of Art London 

2016 Drawn Together, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Kent 

2016 Out of Line, C4RD, Highbury Station rd, London 

2016 SAS Exhibition, Sudbury, Suffolk 

2015 Art on the Prom, commissioned installation Felixstowe, Suffolk

2014/15 Open House, Brighton Festival 

2013 Crown Gallery, Carlisle 

2012 Littlegarth Gallery, Dedham Essex – mixed exhibition 

2011 Rural Collusions. culmination of Residencies, Thornham and Lackford lakes Suffolk 

2011 Rural Idyll – installations and drawings, Suffolk
2009 Selected exhibition Wildlife in Ipswich Town Hall Galleries, Suffolk

 

Original works:

Small Island

By Ruth Richmond

£250

Red Flint

By Ruth Richmond

£250

Red Landscape

By Ruth Richmond

£250

Circling the Square

By Ruth Richmond

£500

In Momentum 1

By Ruth Richmond

£300

Flow Landscape 1

By Ruth Richmond

£300

Skyward Vertical

By Ruth Richmond

£250

Red Cloud

By Ruth Richmond

£350

Amoeba CS33

By Ruth Richmond

£250

Sidescape

By Ruth Richmond

£500

Skating

By Ruth Richmond

£250

Landemeer Winter Canoe

By Ruth Richmond

£250

Duddo Stones

By Ruth Richmond

£250

Sold Artworks:

Forest Floor ABI

By Ruth Richmond

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Yellow Sun ABI

By Ruth Richmond

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