Richard Lockett’s (b. 1983, London) practice proposes the viewer to cast a different eye on the familiar and on the magic of the mundane. His abstract paintings and drawings can be perceived as emotional and meta-linguistic thought patterns refusing a one-dimensional reading. Their most crucial aspect is the rhythmic deconstruction of the forms established in his sculptural work. Allegorical arrangements form a fragile visual language connecting different memories and scenarios for the artist. What is the object that touches and makes them concrete, part of the physical world. They wake up after dreaming. In the immediacy of the bed linen they can function.
Recent and upcoming exhibitions include, Solo Exhibitions: 3 Bedroom Maisonette, Urbanek, London, 2018, Ficus Elastica, GSL Projekt, Berlin, 2017, FLATSCREEN, Lima Zulu, London, 2017, Follow the Trail, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam, 2015. Selected Group Exhibitions: Premiums, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2018, Addams Outtakes, Roaming Projects, London, 2017, AUX, Victoria Adam, Richard Lockett, Isabel Mallet, Christian Tonner, Chalton Gallery, London, 2016, Timothy Davies, Cameron Irving, Richard Lockett, Sung Tieu, STRAY CABS, Berlin, 2016, Entre el tren y el andén, Metro Polanco, Mexico City, 2016, The Ultimate Vessel, Koppe Astner, Glasgow, 2015, All Glitched Up, Loud Tate 2014, Code, Tate Britain, London, 2014, Test Signal, MA Computational Arts Degree Show, Hotel Elephant, London, 2014, FOAM by Matt Jenner, collaboration with Prem Sahib, London, Cambridge, 2014, Nowhere, MA Computational Arts Degree Show, St James’ Church, London, 2013
Residencies and Exchanges: Klasse Peter Doig, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, 2017, PEER FORUM at Camden Arts Centre, London, 2016, Villa Lena, Tuscany, April-May 2016.
Richard Lockett studied BA Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art and MA Computational Arts at Goldsmiths. College. He will graduate from the Royal Academy Schools in 2019.
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