Ian Richards is a Birmingham based artist and designer with a practice spanning two decades exploring diverse mediums within the context of communication; often one way dialogue that mirrors traditional advertising techniques. Throughout Richards practice he has employed a range of mediums within the overarching context of communication and societal perceptions.
Recent work includes text and language sourced from specific communities and era specific advertising campaigns. Using processes of social engagement Richards explores society and culture with the aim of disrupting expectations and personalising mainstream narrative. The artist invites dialogue and interaction through the content, design and location of his work in public spaces.
Residencies and commissions include: Halle 14 Centre for Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany (2015), Yorkhill Children’s Hospital NHS , Glasgow (2013-2015), Where’s Our Spake Gone?, The Black Country (2016).