Richard Farrington

This is an all new website to compliment new directions in my work as it evolves. It shows selected public art projects and sculptures in various locations made since around 1990. New work is also outlined in the pages and each section is introduced as clearly as possible. There are links to my social media pages and an opportunity to join my mailing list so I can invite you to coming exhibitions and open days at my workshop. I am hoping the E-books will become a library in their own right and with Instagram and Facebook will fill in the gaps. Please feel free to contact me to arrange a visit to my studio and exhibition space

Steel Sculpture

These pages present work that began in January 2017 when Richard decided to channel his energy wholly into making and exhibiting Sculpture; to ‘discover what it is?’.
Throughout this time RPF (Richard Paul Farrington) has been visiting the roots of abstract art and artists of the 20th century alongside modern representation  and scientific research into the material world. In his studio space are a variety of tools that allow him to use heat, electricity, gravity with a freedom and spontaneity that underlies the sculptures. Free Form expression!

After more than four decades of working with steel RPF has fine-tuned his ability to handle the assumed ‘solid’ material, creating fluid energized components that combine as sculptures. He participates in a wonderfully intuitive process where the work evolves with its own unique rules, often ending up virtually making itself.

Steel, principally iron ore, one of the most ancient materials known to man is awakened through heat from it’s primordial sleep. It is coaxed to dance, to collide and interact, in space echoing micro and macrocosmic places and Time beyond comprehension. A seemingly ordinary material is transformed to manifest it’s deeper nature.

Intrigued by particle physics and the Large Hadron Collider, dance and Flow, RPF welcomes the new forms that emerge as he works, avoiding preconceived expectations of how steel should be used.

Copyright Richard Farrington 2019