Zabludowicz Collection invites: Charles Richardson for its latest exhibition; in his videos and installations the artist explores themes of male identity and uncertainty. Through the symbolic use of bodies, objects and gestures he navigates the idiosyncrasies that permeate the ‘lifestyles’ of today. Employing images of the absurd Richardson’s approach disarms through dark humour and the staging of infantile wonder.
The exhibition HEADBONE features a new single-channel video has as its central component, extending both the technical ambition and emotional complexity of his practice. Using digital photography Richardson creates 3D models of his own body, and the bodies of others, which are then animated with movement and sound. Bound in everyday detritus the figures appear frozen and mute, yet full of psychological resonance. The video is presented alongside sculptural objects linked to its production, and displayed in an installation constructed from foil-covered board that requires viewers to weave a route through to a final ‘chamber’.
About the artist: Charles Richardson (b.1979, Leek, UK) completed an MA in Fine Art at Slade School of Art in 2014. He was the winner of the 2014 Saatchi New Sensations prize for his video installation Rehearsal. Richardson had a solo exhibition at Cabin Gallery, London in January 2015, and was recently included in Daata Editions, LOOP, Barcelona, Spain and NADA, New York, US, 2015; Bloomberg New Contemporaries, World Museum, Liverpool and ICA, London, 2014–15; and Film at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Miami, US, 2014.
Zabludowicz Collection Invites: Charles Richardson – Zabludowicz Collection – until 8 November 2015