Richard Wilson

Acclaimed British sculptor, installation artist and musician Richard Wilson was born in 1953 and currently lives and works in London. The artist is one of England’s best-known sculptors and has gained much notoriety for his ambitious architectural interventions and reconstructions which are often noted as architectural magic. In the video shown above, Wilson literally cut into the building, connecting the piece to a track allowing it to rotate in place. The artist often explores the relations of space to architecture and related structures, giving new form through reconfiguration and assembly thus changing the viewer’s perception of the form. Wilson is scheduled to present a new exhibition in Galleria Fumagalli in Italy opening this Saturday, October 13 at 6pm. The artist studied at the London College of Printing, Hornsey College of Art and received his MFA from the Reading University in Berkshire, UK. Wilson has been nominated for the Tuner Prize twice and most notably completed the DAAD residency in Berlin in 1992. He has completed signature works for the Saatchi Gallery and the Matt’s Gallery early in his career and has since been collected by museums worldwide such as Weltkunst Collection at IMMA, Dublin and the Centre of Contemporary Art, Warsaw among many others.

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