Richard Seaholme (b. 1992 in London, UK) lives and works in Letchworth, UK.
Seaholme is a performance artist, poet and curator that creates short stories and texts that aim to unnerve and tickle with a mixture of dark humour and slicing social commentary. When either presented as performance, image/text compositions or accompanying exhibition literature, their collaged absurdity and matter of fact delivery maintains a frenetic pace that echoes a wider, changing understanding of how quickly people decide to consume information, and then feel about it.
Solo Exhibitions Include; theshitsonradiotimes, DKUK Salon, London, UK, 2015.
Group exhibitions include; everything wrong labour and other stories, The Savoy Centre, Glasgow, UK, 2017; Alternative Letchworth: Past and Present, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth, UK, 2016; Gobcentre Plus, The Hat Factory, Luton, UK, 2016; LET IT RAIN!, Assembly Point, London, UK, 2016; Da Thirst X BALTIC 39: Dawn of Justice, Baltic 39, Newcastle, UK, 2016; SLOVAK ART DAYS IN LONDON, Fat Relic, London, UK, 2015; So Cometh King Laugh, The Laughing Bell, London, UK, 2015; you have got my bone, O-Yes, London, UK, 2015; Da Thirst Presents ‘Haters Gonna Fete’, ICA, London, UK, 2015; HIT AND RUN, The Cooper Union, New York, USA, 2013.
Felix Bahret, Sholto Dobie, Christopher Garrett, Lucas Mascatello, Libby Rothfeld, Godai Sahara and Richard Seaholme
Can art be a vehicle for alchemy and magic? The seven artists behind Ascending Delight pose this question, bringing together diverse ideas about exchanges in contemporary culture as our world becomes ever more digitised and connected at the price of a diminished sense of place and security.
The works aim to find a way to navigate this increasingly linked, yet dissociative culture. A coinciding project at The Laurieston Bar sees a photo-based publication on display alongside the pub’s customer photo albums.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sat, 9am-5pm