(b. 1983, Wales, Lives and works in London)
“The Misty Suite,” 2009
Single channel video
Deleuze & Co.
James Richards’s videos are painterly, pastiche, and assembled intuitively without an overt narrative. The assemblage of footage is therapeutic in a sense, first consumed and internalized by the artist and compiled together without perceptible significance. Meaning manifests itself only later, and in an individualized manner. As with many abstract works, what one person gleans from Richards’s work differs from what another takes away, and different from what Richards, already moving on, imbues in the next thing he creates, unconsciously and viscerally.
Richards graduated from the Chelsea School of Art in 2006 and lives in London. Recent projects include a collaboration with Ed Atkins and Haroon Mirza at the Zabludowicz Collection’s Time Square location, as well as solo exhibitions at Chisenhale Gallery in London, and Rodeo Gallery in Istanbul, where he is represented.