Richard Stone, an established sculptor and painter who practices between London, United Kingdom and Pietrasanta, Italy, is to exhibit two bronze works in the upcoming Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Exhibition.
The exhibition has been independently curated by Jo Baring, Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British Art. Stone’s bronze works will be shown alongside 23 artists including Clare Burnett, Nick Hornby and Merete Rasmussen. A work by Eduardo Chillida will be on display to coincide with the exhibition, on loan from Hauser & Wirth. Sandy Nairne will officially open the exhibition.
Founded over a century ago, the Royal Society of Sculptors champions sculpture and the artists who create it. The Society royal patronage was awarded in 1911 and many of the last century’s leading sculptors have an association: from Dame Elisabeth Frink to Leon Underwood, Eduardo Chillida to Anthony Caro. Today the Society has a membership of over 600 sculptors, including contemporary sculptors Michael Petry, Alex Chinneck, Amy Stephens and Eva Masterman.
Stone, cited as one of the most talented emerging artists in the UK[i], is a recipient of the Brian Mercer Bronze Scholarship and Residency and was mentored by Helaine Blumenfeld, OBE. Blumenfeld says “Richard’s ability to draw deeply from his feelings and thoughts leads to great originality, many of his forms are extremely beautiful, I look forward to seeing some very exciting work from him in the years to come”.
Preview: 25 July, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Dora House, 108 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3RA
IMAGE: in the shade of the magnolias, bronze, patina, 180 x 30 x 65cm, includes floor element