Liverpool ONE: Very Public Art: Holiday Home
Venue: Liverpool ONE
Dates: 06/08/2021 - 05/09/2021
Times: All Day
Custom House Place, Liverpool ONE, L1 8LW
ARTIST: RICHARD WOODS & LIVERPOOL ONE
Commissioned by Culture Liverpool
This artwork is part of ‘Very Public Art’ a celebration of outdoor, public art taking place across Liverpool’s Quarters. For more information on Very Public Art and to see more artworks, visit our specially created page.
Holiday Home, created by artist Richard Woods, is modelled on an everyday British bungalow scaled to a third of its size. The size makes it doll-like and intimate, but architectural in feel not like an architectural model. Made solely from wood and built off-site, it is lifted into its intended location. The artist, who usually replicates recognisable objects with vibrant colours and prints, was inspired by his 1970s childhood home interior and interests in home renovation, DIY culture, and notions of taste. The neon colours, and black lines which he is particularly keen on, trademark his cartoon style and it is this cartoon appearance that separates the house from the real world in which it sits. richardwoodsstudio.com/Holiday-Homes.
British artist Richard Woods was born in Chester in 1966 and graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, London in 1990, where he trained as a sculptor. His work is influenced by British architecture, creating an interesting mix of art, architecture and design. He often puts a twist on the cult of home DIY and uses cartoon-like, bold patterns and vibrant colours.
Recent proJects include installations at Frieze London, Wander Art in London, a major architectural commission for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, and the interior of the Comme des Garçons flagship store in Osaka.
We have all spent more time in our local areas due to the pandemic and only now with shops, restaurants, venues and attractions open again can we fully explore the city we call home again. Many people will be holidaying at home or having a staycation in their own city so we’d like to invite you to show us what your holiday at home means to you. Taking inspiration from our Holiday Home, take a photo and tell us why being at home in the UK this summer makes you happy. Tag Liverpool ONE on social media.