Artist Profiles

Richard Wilson

Born 1953 London, England

Richard Wilson is a highly influential sculptor, installation artist and musician. He was the DAAD resident in Berlin in 1992, Maeda Visiting Artist at the Architectural Association in 1998 and nominated for the Turner Prize in both 1988 and 1989. 

Wilson's work is characterised by architectural concerns with volume, illusionary spaces and auditory perception. He works on a large scale to fulfil his ambitions to "tweak or undo or change the interiors of space... in that way unsettle or break peoples preconceptions of space, what they think space might be".

He also formed the Bow Gamelan Ensemble in 1983 with Anne Bean and Paul Burwell. 

Locus+ have commissioned several projects by Richard Wilson over the years; One Piece at a Time, 1987; All Mod Cons, 1990 (both Projects UK) and The Joints Jumping, 1996-99 (unrealised Locus+). The Bow Gamelan Ensemble also performed twice in 1986 (Projects UK)

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