Richard Long: Walking in Circles (Painters & sculptors)

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Now acknowledged worldwide as one of the finest British contemporary artists, Richard Long's stature and international reputation have continued to grow steadily since he was awarded the Turner Prize for his contribution to British art in 1989. Long's art takes the form of walks, sculptures and mud works. His journeys through the landscapes of the world, whether the Sahara Desert, Dartmoor, Japan or Bolivia, are recorded either by photographs of sculptures made along the way from materials immediately to hand, or by maps and text works, which evoke experiences of time, places and ideas. His sculptures in galleries are made by arranging natural materials, usually stone or wood; and his mud works are made on walls or floors, with watery solutions of river mud and clay. The artist provided the conception and layout for this book, which is divided into two main sections: the main body of his past achievement; and a comprehensive record of work since 1986. Art historian Anne Seymour contributes an introductory essay. The art that Richard Long creates by walking is uniquely described by the artist Hamish Fulton, his companion on many of the longest journeys. Long also talks about his work in an interview with the art historian and critic Richard Cork.

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Richard Long (born 2 June 1945) is an English sculptor and one of the best known British land artists.

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In this arresting volume, London gallery director Seymour and British artist Fulton present their interviews with and impressions of British conceptual artist Richard Long, who imposes orderly and transitory patterns on nature as he hikes through wilderness areas. Long's walks take place in rural England, the U.S. and the Sahara, and on mountain ranges including the Pyrenees, Alps and Himalayas. Walking itself is Long's purest art, but documentation is the way he shares his experience with his audience: this secondary physical evidence includes outlined road maps, lists of words and phrases that represent memorable points in his journeys, and striking photos of the circles, lines and patterns he creates with rocks, with poured water or with his own footsteps. For his gallery installations, Long positions tree bark or stone on the ground and loosely, dynamically paints river mud over two-dimensional geometric forms. His work, seen here in 193 handsome photos and illustrations, has a patient, mysterious and delicate quality suggestive of time's passage.
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