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ric warren

Ric Warren was born in Barnsley in 1986 and studied at Leeds College of Art & Design between 2004 and 2005 and then at Glasgow School of Art from 2005 to 2008.

He has recently been included in: Old and New, Pentagon Gallery, LindArt Artists Colony, Lendava, Slovinia; Edinburgh Arts Festival, Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh; Big in Falkirk, Falkirk; Structural Relations, Material Inequalities & Social Circumstance, Front Space Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow; Nice Ensemble, Arlington Street, Glasgow; Of Multiple Occupancy, Berkeley Street, Glasgow.

He has been selected for Roar!, Bargehouse, London; RSA New Contemporaries 2009, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

He has recently completed a residency at LindArt Fine Arts Colony, Lendeva, Slovenia and has been awarded the John Kinross Scholarship enabling him to travel to Florence for 3 months towards the end of 2008.

Warren is interested in the changes of our built environment (physically, politically, culturally and environmentally) and repeatedly attempts to hypothesise potential conclusions of such adjustments to our habitat. He finds inspiration from the structures and materials that compose our manmade surroundings and is particularly interested in architecture. His work primarily manifests itself in the form of sculptural installations, yet he consider drawing as an equally important aspect of his creative practice and process. Spaces that are visually concealed or made physically inaccessible intrigue him and he explores these concerns within his work. His structures and models often attempt to mimic the language of architecture, or intervene with it, to create buildings that hold space, but do not offer it. Similarly, his drawings take the guise of working engineering drawings, yet are intentionally flawed to render them void of their supposed “function”.

He is also an active member of the collective art group TOOMANYARTISTS.