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Olivier Richon

Country(activity based):
United Kingdom
Visual Arts


Born in 1956. Graduated from The Polytechnic of Central London. BA (Hons) Film and Photographic Arts (1980); Master of Philosophy (1988).

Recent 5 main activities
1. Literary Images, solo exhibition, Circuit - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Lausanne (2016)
2. The Indifferent - On Antoine Watteau. E.R.O.S. journal, London (2016)
3. Youth Codes, Materia Gallery, Rome (2016)
4. North European Photography, Group exhibition Fondazione Fotografia, Modena (2015).
5. Around Archigram, group exhibition. Ibid Gallery. Frieze New York (2015)

I have just finished the manuscript for a book on one photograph by Walker Evans: Kitchen Corner, Tenant Farmhouse, Hale County, Alabama, 1936, to be published by Afterall, One Work series.

About works / performance

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Literary Images

Mound of Butter
Analogue C Type. 65cm x 82 cm; 2016

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Literary Images
Of Human Bondage

Analogue C Type. 65cm x 82 cm; 2016

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Literary Images
The Dream of Captain Cook
Analogue C Type. 105cm x 127 cm; 2013

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Literary Images
Investigation of a Dog
Analogue C Type. 92 x 117 cm; 2015

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Literary Images
Literary Image

Analogue C Type. 92cm x 114 cm; 2009

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Literary Images
Installation Circuit, Centre d'art contemporain, lausanne 2016


I am interested in the depiction of objects and in the construction of allegories about vision and representation. I use photography to investigate the stillness of things and to develop an aesthetics of absorbtion. My work is also informed by literature, inasmuch as photography is a form of inscription that is close to the activity of writing.