Interview: Artist Richard Woods on “Upgrade” at Skip Gallery

Dissecting an exhibition on houses and housing in London

Housing and houses are an English obsession—the old adage “an Englishman’s home is his castle” still holds true for many, and the failure of millennials to get on the property ladder, as well as the increase of homelessness in major UK cities, are regularly the subject of the news. That the artist Richard Woods is one of those fascinated by the topic is no wonder; …

D.I.Y. by Richard Woods

The artist's latest site-specific installation traverses art and design for a look at the ubiquity of modern renovation

by Andrea DiCenzo Seductively simple and impishly clever, Richard Woods‘ signature exaggerated wood grain takes new shape in a site-specific show at London’s Alan Cristea Gallery this month. “D.I.Y.” sees the artist simultaneously mock and pay tribute to “the cult of renovation” sweeping the modern world by covering the gallery in his block-printed parquetry, which is exacerbated by “Offcuts” and “Remnants”—two new series of woodcut …