George Richardson is an Artist with an MFA in Sculpture from the Slade School of Fine Art. Richardson was awarded a two-year studio residency, as part of the Associate Studio Programme Award after completing his BA in Fine Art at Central St Martins. His critical observations on English Culture began on the BA exchange programme at Pratt Institute, New York.
Richardson comes from a family of Blacksmiths, Clockmakers and Irish travellers. He connects to his family history, with an ever a critical eye towards English culture, by investigating the slippages between reality and fiction in ‘everyday’ life.
As our society becomes increasingly preoccupied with the digital world, with more and more wipe-clean surfaces and coffee subscriptions, Richardson’s sculptures examine nostalgia, identity politics and human mortality.
In his paintings and sculptures, he often warps the scale and makes alternations to objects that exist in the cross-generational consciousnesses, such as playing cards and snooker cues. Through these alterations and distortions of familiar objects, Richardson attempts to capture the lived experience, particularly relating to life in Britain, in these strange and volatile times.