Richard Porter

Website: richardporter.co.uk

Instagram: @rjlporter

Statement

Richard Porter (b.1988) London. Richard Porter’s work is queer and strange. Inspired by ancient and folkloric myth, sea shores, sex, trauma, disasters and the everyday mundane, his sculptural installations, ceramics, paintings and videos look at the way queer humans survive and navigate the liminal borders between reality and fantasy experienced during states of psychic separation and isolation under modern capitalism. His work flirts with the conventional distinctions of Conceptualism, Formalism and Land Art with the emotional and physical life of the subject (the artist) ever creeping in to disrupt the image. Aesthetic purity is a goal never achieved. The work serves to represent an eternally evolving work-in-progress of the artistic process, half-formed and vulnerable to haunting, like the artist himself.


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