P U B L I C A T I O N S
2018 - Artist Talk Magazine (print and online)
2017 - Average Art Magazine.
2013 – Online interview on www.fatcap.com
2013 - Art! The Magazine. LA based art magazine, 4 page Interview.
2012 - Paper Publication, 1st edition, published by paper gallery, Bristol, p 4
2012 - Artaq book zine, p 76
2008 - 400ml, published by kitchen 93, p 66
A W A R D S
2017 - 2nd Art SlantPrize 2017 (Drawing Category)
2017 - 1st Art Slant Prize 2017 (Drawing Category)
2012 - Artaq International Urban Arts Awards,
E V E N T S
2013 - Live Painting with Q&A at Box Park, Shoreditch, London.
E X H I B I T I O N S
2017 - Bond Dickinson, Bristol. Group show. Bristol, UK
2014 - Inspiration Art Festival, Group Show, Jerusalem, Israel
2013 – Weapon of Choice Gallery, Group Show, Bristol, UK
2013 – Art-el Gallery at Co-Lab, Group Show, Bristol, UK
2013 - Swtch Studios, Group Show, Nottingham, UK
2013 - Upfest Gallery, Beautiful Bugs, Group Show, Bristol, UK
2013 - Weapon of Choice Gallery, Group Show, Bristol, UK
2013 - Paper Gallery, Group Show, Bristol, UK
2012 - Brick Lane Gallery, Christmas Group Show, London, UK
2012 - Unwellcome Relatives Group Therapy Show, The Farm, Group show, Bristol, UK
2012 - Artaq Awards, Espace Cardin, Group show, Paris, France
2012 - Upfest, Event exhibition, Group show, Bristol, UK
2012 - Metric, Dock Street, Group show, Leeds, UK
2012 - Artaq Awards, Group show, Angers, France
2012 - Art-el Gallery, Group show and online at www.art-el.co.uk, Bristol, UK
2011 - Ink for Aid, fundraiser for the Japanese tsunami, Leeds, UK
2011 - Quda Arts, Victoria baths, Group show, Manchester, UK
2010 - Bradford Playhouse, Innocence - Solo show, Bradford, UK
2009 - 400 ml project, La Lune en Parachute, Group show, Paris, France
2008 - Red Cross Summer Exhibition, Nutshuis, Group Show, The Hague, Netherlands
2001 - The Corn Exchange - Group show - Leeds UK
1998 - Victor J's - Solo Show - York, UK
B I O G R A P H Y
Born in 1973, Richard Shipley hails originally from York, where he became a graffiti artist in his teenage years; now residing in the South West, Richard's artwork has organically evolved into a purely abstract aesthetic, which features in popular culture, private collections and Art exhibitions across the globe.
A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T
By embracing the infinite depths and textures of a non-objective abstract style, Richard looks at Silence. Silence can be frightening, awkward, lonely, sad it can also be a relief, uplifting and energising, it can convey a multitude of emotions. His work immerses the viewer in a conceptual yet soulful representation of the human condition, and subtly invokes whispers of vulnerability and fear.
The work is produced using a variety of materials, from aerosols to charcoal on either wooden panels, canvas or paper. As there are so many sides to silence this is also reflected in the work. It ranges from very minimal to bold angular shapes, often blended with aggressive undertones.
With an inspired acknowledgment of such pioneers as Boccioni and Lowry, Richard Shipley manifests both depth of movement and emotive expression whilst retaining a crafted economy of rich simplicity.