Private View: Thursday 17 January, 6.30-8.30pm
DKUK is thrilled to present Peckham Park by Richard Woods – the final exhibition at Holdrons Arcade before we relocate to our new home at Queens Road Peckham.
Crossing the boundaries of art, architecture and design, Richard Woods’ immersive installation radically transforms the salon interior at DKUK. Birch trees created using traditional woodblock techniques, printed life size and covering the salon walls are applied as a second skin to DKUK’s signature slatwall display; powerfully shifting out perception and experience of the space by transporting us into the wilderness of a green forest – a poignant reminder that there is life beyond Holdrons Arcade!
Richard Woods is best known for his architectural installations and re-surfacing of architectural structures with exaggerated representations of common building materials which propose an absurd twist on the cult of home improvement and DIY aesthetics. His works are characterised by cartoon-like decorated surfaces, bold patterns and vibrant colours.
Over the past few years, Woods has completed a major architectural commission for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, designed an interior for the Comme des Garçons’ flagship store in Osaka, orchestrated the mock Tudor overhaul of a private residence in New York and transformed the interior of Cary Grant’s former Hollywood residence. In 2003, is re-paving of a cloistered courtyard was the centrepiece of The Henry Moore Foundation’s exhibition at the 50th International Venice Biennale of Art.
Recent exhibitions and projects include Frieze Sculpture, London (2018, 2013); Chelsea Space, London (2017); Folkestone Triennial (2017); Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2016); Festival of Love, Southbank Centre, London (2015); Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (2015); Albion Barn, Oxford (2015); Bloomberg Space, London (2012) and Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2009). His works are held in major collections including the Saatchi Collection, London; Arts Council England, London; Victoria and Albert Museum; London; British Museum, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Richard Woods graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, London in 1990. He lives and works in London.