Richard Stride

Untitled, 2011. Brisbane Emerging Art Festival

My art practice is driven by a curiosity into the oppositions and tensions I observe in the built environment. It seeks to question the role structures play in the human pursuit of order, and the manner in which they may succeed or fail in achieving this ambition. My work investigates structures and objects from the contemporary environment that are indicative of this role, such as those typical of standardisation or systematisation. Of particular concern are the persistent tendencies, often associated with modernism, for seriality and reductive or elementary geometry in these structures. Through my practice I aim to re-examine the nature of such structures, and explore complex alternatives.” Richard Stride


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