Richard Stone


Richard Stone is a London-based artist who received his MA from Central Saint Martins. His sculptural forms capture the liminal space between solidity and movement, emergence and dissolution, figuration and abstraction whilst articulating the continued relevance of beauty in classical materials. His paintings oscillate similarly between stillness and movement, included muted landscapes caught beneath fog and snow and monochrome and colour driven hypnotic evocations of nature. These unique works together boldly respond to the histories that came before him whilst offering a contemporary reimagining. Stone was included in the museum exhibition Nature Morte, curated by Michael Petry, The Guildhall Gallery, London (2017), having previously toured Norway, 2015, Sweden, 2016 and Belgium, 2017. Stone’s solo shows include 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). He has also shown at Art Dubai (2019), Art Brussels (2018) and Volta Basel (2016, 2017) and London Art Fair (2016) with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery. Recent group exhibitions and commissions include A splendour among shadows (with Lorena García Mateu) at Kristin Hjellegjerde, London (2020); All the days and nights at Kristin Hjellegjerde, London (2020); Skulpturegarten, Galeria Brunnhofer, Linz, Austria (2018); Kunstsalon Perchtoldsdorf, Burg Perchtoldsdorf, Austria (2018); Sweep~ Landskip, Kinokino, Sandnes, Norway. Curated by Roberto Ekholm (2018); Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Exhibition, Dora House, London. Curated by Jo Baring, Director of the Ingram Collection (2018); Art Brussels, with Kristin Hjellegjerde, Brussels, Belgium (2018); Imago Mundi, Triestre, Salone degli Incanti, Italy (2018); Ruins (with Saad Qureshi) at Kristin Hjellegjerde, London (2013); and Old Master Dialogues at Collyer Bristow, London (commission, 2013). Stone is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including an Arts Council England award for a significant phase of research and development (2013) as well as a Scholarship at Fonderia Mariana, Italy (2014), awarded by the Royal British Society of Sculptors and the Brian Mercer Charitable Trust. In 2012 he was a finalist for Anthology at CHARLIE SMITH London and shortlisted for the Beers Contemporary Art Award. In 2011 he was selected for The Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture. Stone’s works can be found in collections in the UK, Europe and the United States.