Rich White: Place, Space and Identity 3

Diary for the artists' project in Stoke-on-Trent.


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About The Artist

Rich White is an artist specialising in location-specific installation. His current work involves physically altering (or appearing to alter) existing architecture in public and exhibition spaces. These architectural interventions are developed specifically for their location through research and site visits; responding to the architecture, history and current happenings in the area.

Through this he creates a narrative or story that he feels evokes the collective subconscious - a visual reference that seeks to provoke thoughts about the location by drawing on elements of the locale. The final work often takes a simple form or pattern of structure which is intended to resonate with the viewer through its unexpected familiarity.

The work is built on-site often from materials found or reclaimed in the vicinity and integrated into the existing architecture. Afterwards the materials are recycled or returned for reuse. This conveys a connection to its location and influences its development. The work is at the whim of the materials I can find and at the mercy of their limitations.

More information and images of previous works can be found at

This website is maintained by Rich White. Texts are views of the respective authors © 2011

PSI3 is delivered by Fierce Earth and Gemma Thomas for RENEW North Staffordshire, Arts Council England and Stoke-on-Trent City Council.