Richard Long is a renowned British artist known for his land art and sculpture. Born in 1945 in Bristol, Long emerged as a prominent figure in the 1960s and 1970s with his innovative approach to art-making.
Long’s works often involve creating sculptures or arrangements using natural materials found in the landscape, such as stones, mud, and branches.
His practice is deeply rooted in the concept of walking and exploring the relationship between art and nature. Long has completed numerous walks and documented his journeys through photographs and text-based works. His art is characterized by simplicity, repetition, and a profound connection to the environment.
Long’s works have been exhibited globally, including at esteemed institutions such as the Tate Modern, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art.
His contributions to land art have had a significant impact on the art world, inspiring subsequent generations of artists. Richard Long continues to create captivating works that blur the boundaries between art, nature, and the human experience.