SMITH richard c.

1950 . united kingdom


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Curious and studious child, interested in art, Richard C. Smith nevertheless left school at fifteen. He became addicted to drugs and, until the 1990s, led a chaotic life working odd jobs; he was also incarcerated several times. During his years of incarceration, he began to create using all the materials at hand. Since then, he paints, draws, sculpts, assembles and customizes furniture, working with recycled materials recovered in the street. His feverish production is populated by ghostly human forms blending in each other.