Richard Healy: Shapes and Things - five questions

Sierra Metro artist on his influences and attitudes

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This article is from 2010.

Sierra Metro artist Richard Healy answers five questions

In their exhibition at Sierra Metro artists Richard Healy and Gemma Holt explore the language of design through sculptural pieces, site-specific film installation and architectural techniques. Here Richard outlines his influences and attitude towards making art

5 words to describe your show
Two people making art together.

4 visual artists who should be better known than they currently are
Jack Newling, Conrad Ventur, Sebastian Craig and Gemma Holt are all great artists and good friends.

3 shows in this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival programme that particularly excite you
The Martin Creed [at the Fruitmarket Gallery] and Iran do Espírito Santo [Ingelby Gallery] exhibitions are exciting. The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is a great space too.

2 artists that have been a particular influence on your work
That changes everyday, but I keep coming back to Tobias Rehberger and Ettore Sottsass.

1 word that sums up how you feel about making art
Hard work.

Gemma Holt & Richard Healy, Sierra Metro, 0797 151 0877, until 12 Sep (not Mon–Wed), free.

This article is from 2010.

Shapes and Things: Richard Healy and Gemma Holt

In this exhibition of new site-specific film installation, sculpture and drawing, London-based artists Gemma Holt and Richard Healy utilise, manipulate and divert the language of design, furthering investigations into notions of ‘newness’ and subverting commonly used systems and codes. Gemma Holt’s sculptural pieces…

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