Richard Stone (b. 1974) is a London-based artist who received his MA from Central Saint Martins, London. Each of Stone’s works are an arrested moment between stillness and movement; together they form an idiosyncratic viewpoint on the history of art and human experience. Themes Stone returns to include the exploration of masculinity in historic sculpture from a contemporary perspective, through to a universal sensuality of form and colour in painting and an exposition of the tensions in dichotomies such as presence/absence and historic/contemporary. Recent sculptural works have included a series of marble flags that articulate the continued relevance of beauty in classical materials alongside works that draw on the symbolism of the horse. His recent sculptural paintings similarly oscillate between classical and contemporary concerns for form and colour, where each work possesses a specific sense of movement and is accented with a monochrome or intense colour hue that reflects a mood or suggests a sensation.
Solo exhibitions include the knight divided, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2022); everywhen, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2017); in the shape of centuries, James Freeman Gallery, London (2015); gleam, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London (2014); the end of england, Galleries Goldstein, London (2012); new portrait capes, The Horse Hospital, London (2012); and a walk at dusk and dawn, Burgh House (2012).
Group exhibitions include Nature Morte, Rowe Gallery, US (2022); Art Paris, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Paris (2022); Under a Serene Sky, CoBra Gallery, Shanghai; Facing the Sun, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Schloss Görne, Germany (2021); Enter Art Fair, Copenhagen with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2021); Westbund Art Fair, Shanghai with CoBra Gallery (2021); Quickenings, James Freeman Gallery, London (2021); A Splendour among Shadows (with Lorena García Mateu), Kristin Hjellegjerde, London (2020); All the Days and Nights, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London (2020); Art Dubai (2019); Skulpturegarten, Galerie Brunnhofer, Linz, Austria (2018); Art Brussels with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2018); Kunstsalon Perchtoldsdorf, Burg Perchtoldsdorf, Austria with Brunnhofer Galerie (2018); Sweep~Landskip, Kinokino, Sandnes, Norway, curated by Roberto Ekholm (2018); Guildhall, London (2018); Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Exhibition, Dora House, London, curated by Jo Baring, Director of the Ingram Collection (2018) and Imago Mundi, Triestre, Salone degli Incanti, Italy (2018); The Four Domes Pavilions, National Museum of Wrocław (2017); Volta Basel with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2017); Volta Basel with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2016); London Art Fair with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2016); Konsthallen - Bohusläns, Sweden (2016); Ha gamle prestegard, Norway (2015).
Highlights and collections. Richard Stone’s works can be found in prominent collections in the UK, Europe and the United States. He has been published alongside Vija Celmins, Kris Martin and Gabriel Orozco and exhibited with Matt Collishaw, Derek Jarman and Michael Raedecker. He has an MA from Central Saint Martins and has been awarded and shortlisted for numerous awards and residencies, including Art Council England Grant for the Arts, the Brian Mercer Bronze Scholarship and Residency, and the Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture.