October 10th – December 20th, 2015
Opening, October 10th, 2 – 5pm
We are thrilled to host an exhibition of 3D sculptural works by Richard Thornton (Lincoln) one of the leading sculptors from the Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS) – an independent artist led organisation that promotes high professional and creative standards among sculptors.
The exhibition will bring together three unique series of works by the artist with a focus on smaller ornamental pieces designed for both indoor and outdoor spaces. The ‘Curvilinear’ collection which use aluminium as the main construct with a colourful powder coating to finish, the ‘Elemental’ series of polished stainless steel for which Richard is best known and an exciting new body of work titled the ‘Botanical series’ which are formed from polished bronze.
With over twenty five years experience as a professional sculptor/site specific artist Richard has successfully completed more than 45 public art commissions for a variety of private, local authority and individual clients, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, ASDA, University of Bradford, Morrison’s and Bio City, Nottingham.
Alongside his commissioned work he has continually developed his own practice producing collections of work exploring techniques from bronze casting to construction and focusing on subjects from the human body to abstraction to organic forms.
He has recently presented his work at various shows including the British Council, Delhi, University of Leicester summer exhibition, Doddington Hall Biennial Sculpture show and a one man show at Abbeywalk gallery.
Currently a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, Richard was educated at Kingston and Nottingham Trent universities and served as sculptor fellow at the University of Exeter before teaching at various Higher Education institutions.
Professor Jim Hunter has said that, “Richard constructs his sculptures in aluminium, stainless steel and glass materials of surface and edge that come alive with light and reflection. These abstract forms create a balance between organic elegance and engineered integrity.”