Long studied at the University of the West of England's College of Art, Bristol (1962-5); St Martin’s School of Art and Design, London (1966-68). Long became closely associated with the Land Art movement; and participated in the first international manifestations of both Arte Povera, in Amalfi, Italy in 1968, and Earth Art, at Cornell University, New York.Read More
Long came to prominence in the 1970s with sculptures made as the result of epic walks, in Britain, or as far afield as the plains of Canada, Mongolia and Bolivia. He walks at different times for different reasons - either predetermined courses and concepts; or arbitrary circumstance.
Long does not make significant alterations to the landscapes, instead he marks the ground or adjusts natural features. He both works in the landscape and uses natural materials in the gallery.
From 1981 has alluded to painting by applying mud in a very liquid state by hand to a wall establishing a dialogue between the primal gesture of the hand-print and the formal elegance of its display. He has stressed that the meaning of his work lay in the visibility of his actions rather than in the representation of a particular landscape.
Nearly forty years on, his work continues in bringing back into the public domain of art spaces and books in the form of sculptures of raw materials such as stones, mud and water and photographic and text works.
Part of a series focusing on the world's best art sites, this Photolog features images from Benesse Art Site on the small islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima in Japan. It brings together contemporary art and architecture in resonance with the pristine nature of the Seto Inland Sea region. Throughout the islands, artworks are exhibited inside...
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There can be no doubt that Richard Long is one of the giants of British art. Or so a very impressive curriculum vitae would lead one to suppose. He is now in his early 70s. He made his reputation almo
Mud is not a promising medium to draw with. It is dull, thick, unpromising stuff. A muddy drawing sounds like a vague and boring one. Miraculously, however - or maybe just because he's spent 50 years
This October, Store Studios will host Everything At Once, an extensive off-site exhibition featuring 24 artists currently shown at Lisson Gallery in celebration of its 50th anniversary.