Richard Venlet

Year and place of birth: 1964, Hamilton, Australia Location: Brussels, Belgium

Richard Venlet's earliest works consisted of untitled abstract wall sculptures constructed from basic geometric shapes. It wasn't long before Venlet began to consider not only these objects as part of his work but also their presentation, the exhibition concept and the spatial context. These factors gradually began to dominate. Venlet's work could increasingly be read as visual statements that explored the archetype of the white exhibition space. Venlet was soon being asked to design sets for exhibitions of work by other artists, and began incorporating art by others in his exhibitions.

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