Richard Shields

Richard Shields’ practice investigates varied contemporary issues through the use of the site specific, found objects and traditional skills. His pieces contain a duality between what is often seen as valuable permanence found in the process of drawing and mark making and the disposability of everyday encounters. Whilst producing contemporary works Shields looks to history both as an indicator and to contextualize events that occur in his own life and to the wider public. His past curatorial explorations in the site specific have seen him apply a range of media from oil paint to swimming pools, projectors and paper coffee cups. His topics of interest lie in financial posturing, religion and the autopsy of artistic process through an allegory with a sense of humour. Biography Richard Shields graduated from Manchester Metropolitan university in 2006 with a BA Hons in Sculpture. Shields is currently based in Manchester where he runs a small studio called ‘The Other Side of The Door Is Red’ in the Hotspur Press. He is co-founder and Director of 'Contents May Vary', formed in 2004, and has exhibited nationally and internationally both as part of the collective and on solo projects.

Invigilator #2
Ink on Paper
18 x 11cm
2014
£75
Invigilator #1
Ink on Paper
18 x 11cm
2014
£75
Male Artist
Biro on Paper
42 x 42cm
2011
£750 (framed)
Female Study
Biro on Paper
42 x 42cm
2011
£750 (framed)
The Invigilators - K,
Indian Ink on Paper,
6 x 9cm
2013
£40 each inc. p&p.

The Invigilators - Sam,
Indian Ink on Paper,
6 x 9cm
2013
£40 each inc. p&p.
The Invigilators - Pat,
Indian Ink on Paper,
6 x 9cm
2013
£40 each inc. p&p.
Bounce with Me
Biro on Cheque, Edition of 27 hand drawn cheques
2012
£110 inc. p&p (unframed)
Exchanging Debt Collectors for Art Collectors. Sales will used to clear the artist’s outstanding debt. 

Shields is now clearing out his longstanding student overdraft through re-drawing empty black leather gloves re-drawing themselves onto the remainder of his blank cheques from the student account. The debt collection company are aware of the artistic process and are temporarily holding any action until such sales can be made to acquire the funds.
Chuck in front, Smoken Close Behind
Biro on 12oz paper coffee cup
2012
£800
Pencil in pen, Pen in Pencil
Pencil and pen on paper,
29x21cm
2012
£400
Rubber in Pencil
Pencil on paper,
19x3cm
2012
£300
 
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