Richard Goldsworthy is a British artist known for his craft in sculpture – from brilliant cast metal and natural wood. Earlier this year, Richard graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in Sculpture, where he was shortlisted for the Astaire Prize. Richard has developed a process of carving, charring, bleaching and casting.
Before turning to sculpture, Richard trained on the ski slopes with Great Britain’s Snowsports National Coach, Guillaume Nantermod. In 2016, Richard had multiple injuries – including a broken back and leg – which influenced the way he produced art. He has fortunately made solid progress, and alongside creating brilliant sculpture, Richard will be back on the slopes for the Europa Cup this year.
“I became genuinely more appreciative of how physical disability affects peoples lives, and I developed an absurd obsession with using nails in my work (based on the x-rays of the screws inserted in my spine”.
Recently, Richard travelled to South Korea, after winning the Royal Scottish Academy’s Barns-Graham Travel Award. He is now working on a new body of work based on this trip, which will be shown at the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition in 2020. He has also been selected as one of Saatchis Art’s ‘Rising Stars’.
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