Hughes' sculpture and installation draw on the cast-off and dilapidated objects of the urban wasteland.Using a labour-intensive process of mould-making and casting, he produces meticulously crafted replicas of objects that are injected with an element of fantasy. His trompe l'oeil sculpture often produces a misleading impression of reality, bringing a sense of wonder and enchantment to the everyday.
Produced in collaboration with Tramway, Glasgow, Time is over, time has come will span the building featuring newly commissioned sculptures and installations.
Richard Hughes has had solo exhibitions at Tramway, Glasgow (2012); Sculpture Court, Tate Britain (2006); and The Showroom, London (2004). His work has been exhibited internationally, including presentations at the François Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana, Venice; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh and the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt. Hughes was selected for the fourth Liverpool Biennial in 2006 and the British Art Show 6 in 2005. He was nominated for the Beck's Futures award in 2006 and was the recipient of the EAST International award in 2003.
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