Richard Woods (b. 1966) is originally from Chester, England but now lives and works in London. He graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, London in 1990, where he trained as a sculptor. Woods is internationally known for his architectural installations and re-surfacing of structures which comments on the cult of home improvement and DIY aesthetics offering his twisted take on it. His works are characterised by cartoon-like decorative surfaces, bold patterns and vibrant colours.
Among his recent exhibitions and projects can be found Frieze Sculpture, London (2018, 2013); Chelsea Space, London (2017); Folkestone Triennial (2017); Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2016); Festival of Love, Southbank Centre, London (2015); Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (2015); Albion Barn, Oxford (2015); Bloomberg Space, London (2012) and Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2009).
His works are now part of major collections including the Saatchi Collection, London; Arts Council England, London; Victoria and Albert Museum; London; British Museum, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.