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Richard Galpin

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NOOSPHERE , 2006 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 106X125CM © Richard Galpin
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SPLINTER CELL III , 2008-2009 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 100X87CM © Richard Galpin
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RECONSTRUCTION #4 , 2002 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 200X175CM © Richard Galpin
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WOODPECKER , 2003 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 89x105cm © Richard Galpin
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SNAPSHOT 12, 2003 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH Each 42x33cm © Richard Galpin
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SNAPSHOT 7, 2003 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH Each 42x33cm © Richard Galpin
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BELAS ARTES (SAO PAULO) , 2004 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 100X131CM © Richard Galpin
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JK (SAO PAULO) , 2004 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 105X134CM © Richard Galpin
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THE BIG ONE , 2004 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 127X204CM © Richard Galpin
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CRAZY MOUSE , 2004 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 127x226cm © Richard Galpin
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THE OTHER SIDE (NEW YORK), 2004 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 155X106CM © Richard Galpin
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REDWSKY (SAO PAULO) , 2004 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 155X106CM © Richard Galpin
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PHASE , 2005 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 121x191cm © Richard Galpin
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ODYSSEY , 2005 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 88x119cm © Richard Galpin
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RUSSIAN MOUNTAIN , 2005 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 22x28cm © Richard Galpin
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CLUSTER XXIV (TROPOPOLIS) , 2007 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 76X91CM © Richard Galpin
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FREE STATE I , 2008 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 122X147CM © Richard Galpin
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DISTRUCTURE I, 2008-2009 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 76X94CM © Richard Galpin
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Elevation I Peeled Photograph 51 X 61 Cm © Richard Galpin
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PLATFORM 6 , 2001 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH 121x191cm © Richard Galpin
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Cluster Auranticopolis , 2007 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH H: 39 X W: 31 Cm © Brancolini Grimaldi
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dazzle camouflage, 2005 PEELED PHOTOGRAPH © Richard Galpin
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Brace II (City Gate), 2011 Peeled Photograph 95 X 109 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Hales Gallery
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Hales Gallery
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Up Easy, 2015 Steel Dry-lining Channel, Acrylic Paint © Courtesy of the artist and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York
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Jib Up, 2015 Steel Dry-lining Channel, Acrylic Paint
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Auricled Twayblade, 2015 Steel Dry-lining Channel, Acrylic Paint
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Cambridgeshire, UK
Birth year
1975
Lives in
London
Works in
London
Representing galleries
Statement

Richard Galpin’s complex art works are derived from the artist's own photographs of chaotic cityscapes. Using only a scalpel Galpin intricately scores and peels away the emulsion from the surface of the photograph to produce a radical revision of the urban form. The artist allows himself no collaging, or additions of any kind - each delicate work is a unique piece made entirely by the erasure of photographic information.

The works enact a reimagining of the city, but their futuristic vision is predicated on the city as it is now, with the intricate details bearing traces of contemporary urban experience. Playing between abstraction and representation, the works draw their visual language from a variety of early 20th century movements such as Constructivism, and Vorticism...

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Born 1975, Cambridgeshire, UK.
Lives and works in London

Public Projects:

2010 VIEWING STATION, The High Line, New York

Solo Exhibitions:

2010 DIVISION, Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo
2009 ELEVATION, Hales Gallery, London.
2008 TETRATOPIA Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis.
2008 XENOLITH, Brancolini Grimaldi Arte Contemporanea, Rome.
2007 CLUSTER WORKS, Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo.
2006 REVISIONARY, Hales Gallery, London.
2005 RICHARD GALPIN, Roebling Hall Gallery, New York.
2005 RICHARD GALPIN, Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo.
2003 RICHARD GALPIN, Hales Gallery, London.

Group Exhibitions:

2010 NOW WHAT? Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, Florida.
FAST FORWARD, BRITISH CONTEMPORARY ART IN BRAZIL,
Brazilian British Centre Galleries, Sao Paulo.
UNCERTAIN TERRAIN, Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee.
PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2009 OBSESSION, Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
TELL IT LIKE IT IS Galerie Jones, Cologne

2008
WHEN IT’S A PHOTOGRAPH, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.

UNDER ERASURE, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
WORKING SPACE II, Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne, Switzerland.
CONSTRUCTED REALITIES – STRETCHING THE TRUTH. John Michael Kohler Art Center, Wisconsin, USA.
WORKING SPACE University of the Arts Gallery, London.

2007 PRINTS AND DRAWINGS:RECENT ACQUISITIONS The British Museum, London.
RICHARD GALPIN, MARTINA GECCELLI, VALERIE STAHL VON STROMBERG, CLAUDIA TERSTAPPEN
Jones Truebenbach Gallery, Cologne.
THE GREAT ESCAPE: NEW ART FROM LONDON White Flags Projects, St. Louis, USA.
THE END BEGINS The Hospital, London.

2006
CITYSCAPES Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo.

THE NEW COLLAGE Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York. (cat.)

2005
THE PHOTOGRAPH IN QUESTION Von Lintel Gallery, New York.

PHOTO-MUTO. Hales Gallery, London.
CAN’T YOU HEAR ME KNOCKING Roebling Hall, New York .
INFRASTRUCTURE Studio Voltaire, London.

2004
INAUGURAÇÃO. Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo.

HAPPY DARKNESS. Galeria Andre Viana, Porto.
MICROWAVE, FOUR. Cristinerose | Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York.

2003
URBAN SPACE AND WHAT TO MAKE OF IT. Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK

ATTACK: ATTRACTION. Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, San Francisco.
EAST WING COLLECTION No.5 Courtauld Institute of Art, London (cat.)

2002
BY HAND, THE OUTER LIMITS OF DRAWING. Hales Gallery, London

ELOISE CALANDRE & RICHARD GALPIN. Inside Space Gallery, London
SALE Inside Space Gallery at Selfridges, London

2000
OFF THE MAP. SevernShed, Bristol, UK


1999
ERASURES. Berkeley Square, Bristol.

COME HELL OR HIGH WATER. Former Cornishman Offices, Penzance, UK
WW UK @ RWA Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK. (cat.)

1997
INSTALLATION FOR THE NEPALI ART COUNCIL. Kathmandu, Nepal

TWO WEEKS, THREE DAYS. The Old Leadworks, Bristol, UK. (cat.)

1994
FORM AND IMAGE. Stamford Arts Centre Gallery, Cambridgeshire, UK. (cat.)

Education:

2000-1 GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE. London. MA Fine Art
1994-8 UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND. Bristol, UK. BA(Hons) Fine Art in Context
1993-4 ISLE COLLEGE. Cambridgeshire, UK. Art Foundation

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