(born in Bien Hoa 1972, lives and works in Ho Chi Min, Vietnam) describes a connection shared between two spherical clay objects, like a head of coconut hair braided and connected to another head of coconut fiber. The gestures in the object Bound (2016) reminds us of an iconic image from Marina and Ulay’s 17-hour long performance in Italy, Relation in Time (1977), where the artist-couple sit back to back with their hair braided together, binding them to each other. Richard’s work can be seen as a tribute to Marina and Ulay, by presenting an interpretation of the value that can be found in impermanent connections, in materials that are fragile and finite like clay and coconut fiber.
Clay, Coir (Coconut Fibre)
Price : IDR 10,000,000
2009 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching
2003 BFA, Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM), Graduation with Distinction. Massachusetts.
College of Art. Boston. United States
2017 “Perjalanan Senyap”, represented by Orbital Dago, Bandung, Indonesia
2016 The 4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale (JCCB#4), Galeri Nasional Indoneisa, Jakarta, Indonesia
2015 DIA Projects. HCMC, Vietnam (2015), A Material History of Man and Animal, Installation,
Sculpture and Drawing Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.
“Secret Archipelago”. Curated by Khai Hori 2ND Nanjing International Art Festival. China
“A Beautiful New World”. Curated by Eleonora Battiston. Art Stage Singapore
“Eagles Fly, Sheeps Flock: Biographical Imprints – Artistic Practices in Southeast Asia”. curated by Khim Ong
2013 Art Space Hue. Paju, Korea (June 2013) Material Turn. Sculpture and Drawing.
MAM Projects – Womens Art Museum. Hanoi Vietnam
“Doubt and Believe” Exhibition of Nguyen Son and R. Streitmatter-tran