3 October – 9 November 2014
Inspired by the history of Cardiff Castle – and in particular referencing the momentous partnership between the 3rd Marquess of Bute and architect William Burges – Richard Woods has worked within the grounds to create an unexpected and humorous nod to the Castle's lavish and opulent interiors.
Curated by Chapter
Richard Woods has built an international reputation for his signature architectural transformations, paintings and sculpture that fold the history of the decorative arts, functional design and graphic language into intoxicatingly witty plays with image and surface.
Richard Woods was born in 1966 in Cheshire, UK and was educated at Winchester School of Art and Slade School of Fine Art. He lives and works in London.
Woods has exhibited extensively internationally and significant recent projects include major commissions at the University of Bath (2014); A Maze for Yorkshire, Wakefield (2013); Public Art Fund and Lever House, New York (2010) and collaborations on a wide range of furniture with Established & Sons. Woods has work in major collections internationally including The Saatchi Collection, London; Frank Cohen Collection, Manchester / Wolverhampton and Jumex Collection, Mexico. He is represented by Works I Projects
Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, CF10 3RB